FEI Rules for Dressage Article 401 states:

Object and general principles: The object of dressage is the development of the horse into a happy athlete through harmonious education. As a result, it makes the horse calm, supple, loose and flexible, but also confident, attentive and keen, thus achieving perfect understanding with the athlete.

the complete rules of dressage are here

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Aggressive or just LDR - It's the Stewards who decide.

An aggressive riding should be stopped. That sounds good so far. But how exactly looks this aggressive riding, which will define the disciplines in their committees now. "Princess Haya's in which interviews are very sure that was discussed soberly and issue oriented," says Dr. Heuschmann. Next was trying to restrict the query.What is Rollkur what hyperflexion? Where is the LDR method (Long, deep and round) to settle? Anky van Grunsven husband, the Dutch national coach Sjef Janssen has shown his "training method". The short also invited Dutchman Rene van Weeren from the University of Utrecht in 2006 brought his Rollkur the workshop in Lausanne Lecture presented once more to be heard. "Tierschutzrelveant However, with relatively innocuous images - was not that," says Dr. Heuschmann. "The question of whether we want this way to train a dressage horse, of course, is another matter." Important, says Dr. Heuschmann, is that not just too deep neck position was problematic. "Even if a horse up close contracts, so supposedly" short "does, and his head and drags out, maybe even with extreme use of spurs, he'll be held accountable." That this is the future of an infringement is to find I am a step in the right direction. " It has become clear that it struggles to Abreiteplätzen should not be around. "The fact that we have come (Heuschmann and British animal rights activists from World Horse Welfare) with more than 40,000 signatures from different sites in the briefcase in Lausanne, has strengthened our position even I think. Thus at the table was clear to all that sport has an image problem among the public. "Now it remains to be seen to act as the stewards of the future Abreiteplätzen.

Courtesy of ST. Georg

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