Training with Kyra Kyrklund Volume 2
The Rider's Seat and Balance Kyra Kyrklund is one of the most complete horsewoman of our time. Before concentrating on dressage she was competing in both eventing and showjumping in her native Finland. Kyra has to date competed at five Olympic Games. Partnered by her unforgettable black stallion Matador she won a Siver medal the the 1990 World Equestrian Games in Stockholm and won the Volvo World Cup in in Paris is 1991.
After seven years as chief dressage trainer at the Swedish National Stud at Flyinge Kyra is now based in England from where she travels to do clincs and seminars all over the world.
"Balance - the way why and how" is the key to Kyra's logical training system. Her DVD series and her book "Dressage with Kyra" gives you the opportunity to appreciate and benefit from the clear and consistent training techniques. Each programme gives comprehensive guidelines to the "building blocks" of her effective "start stop turn" formula from the basic stages through to the most advanced levels of Dressage training.
This system and philosophy has not only enabled Kyra to produce 14 internation Grand Prix Horses but also to train many riders in Olympic dressage showjumping and eventing. She believes that the influence of correct basic level training gives the horse the confidence to perform consistently and successfully in any sphere.
"Balance" is the key word of this second volume from the series "Training with Kyra Kyrklund"
The rider's position is analysed in detail both at the halt and when in motion. Basic rider faults commonly seen are demonstrated and the relationship between the rider's balance and their instant effect on the horse are examined. She asks the question "Are you preventing hour horse from goin on the bit or bending right or left?"
This DVD clearly and succinctly demonstrates the importance of the correct seat and shows how it directly effects the quality of communication between you and your horse. With Kyra's help you can improve your performance immeasurably.
Duration Time: 25-30 minutes.
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Note: Please bear in mind that every horse is different and this table is a guide only. We have many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes. New Zealand & Euro sizes are measured from the top of the horse. (Withers to tail. C-D) UK, USA & Australian sizes are measured at the bottom of the horse. (From the centre of the chest to the rear. A-B)
How to Choose The Right Fit
The fit of your rug is very important to ensure the optimal comfort and ease of movement for your horse. Since horses of the same height at the wither come in a variety of shapes and sizes, it is useful to take careful measurements of your horse to choose the right size rug.
Using a soft tape measuring tape, measure from (A) t the centre point of the chest, across the point of the shoulder and to the point (B) the rear of the hind legs where you would like the rug to finish.
How do I know that I have the right fit
A well fitting rug will not move or rub your horse.
- Place the rug forward and in front of the wither. The chest buckle should be fastened on the first or second hole, leaving a small gap. Further back than this the horse may need a larger size.
- The neck line should sit well up on the neck clear of the shoulder with the shoulder gussets correctly positioned on the point of the shoulder.
- The rug should finish at the top of the tail for most horses (the tail flap will then cover the rest)
- Leg straps are looped through each other loose enough to prevent chaffing but not loose enough to hang any where near the horses hocks.
- Leg strap clips should face inwards to the horse to reduce the chance of catching on fences or other hazards.
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