In these 5 days you will learn tips you can implement immediately to improve the quality of your horse's contact and your connection.

As always, this challenge is TOTALLY FREE. Five days of exercises, instruction, inspiration, and support. Join us. We begin Monday (and pssst.... we have some exciting awards we are giving out this time... you won't want to miss it!)

So... start learning:

  • WHAT: the single most critical tips that will improve your contact and connection right now so that they can immediately improve the quality of their rein contact

  • HOW: how to use your seat to create lighter, steadier, better quality rein contact so that you do not have to worry about your horse coming above the bit and losing the connection

  • WHY: understand why the quick fixes do not work and only contribute to poor contact and connection so that you can stop wasting time and energy on techniques that do not work

Here is what the schedule looks like:

Day 1 - May 27. Live Training at 7:00pm CEST in the Facebook Group
Day 2 - May 28. Live Training at 7:00pm CEST in the Facebook Group
Day 3 - May 29. Live Training at 7:00pm CEST in the Facebook Group
Day 4- May 30. Link to the Feldenkrais lesson will be emailed to you.
Day 5 - May 31. Grand Finale and Awards Ceremony Live at 9:00pm CEST in the Facebook Group (note that this starts two hours later than the other live trainings)

FAQ:


1. What do I need to participate? Internet connection, phone/tablet/computer. Best to have a horse you can practice with. Recommended to get a notebook where you can take notes and keep track of your results.
2. What if I can’t attend the LIVE Trainings? They will all be recorded and you can watch the recording when you are able in the Facebook Group or in the Challenge Platform.
3. What if I can’t ride right now? You can still attend the live trainings, take notes, ask questions and learn.
4. What is the Awards Ceremony? We will have several awards for this challenge, and we will announce the winners on the last day. Watch your email for details.
5. How long will I have access? We will close down the challenge on June 7th so don’t delay to watch the videos and practice the exercises.

Sign up here (FREE!):

So... start learning:

WHAT: the single most critical tips that will improve your contact and connection right now so that they can immediately improve the quality of their rein contact
HOW: how to use your seat to create lighter, steadier, better quality rein contact so that you do not have to worry about your horse coming above the bit and losing the connection
WHY: understand why the quick fixes do not work and only contribute to poor contact and connection so that you can stop wasting time and energy on techniques that do not work

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A way of training horses which honors the horse’s mind, body, and spirit equally. A way of viewing our relationship with the horse which honors the horse as a partner in the process.

A way of learning which allows you, the student to be in charge of your own learning and the hands-on training of your own horse. A way that empowers YOU as the one who “holds the reins” (figuratively and literally!!). A way of learning to ride which empowers you, the rider, with the tools to understand the why, the what, and the how.

A way of approaching dressage training which honors your unique authentic vision and choice of expression. An approach that gives you the tools you need in a way that is straight-forward and reliable. So that you can build upon that framework of tools and express what it is that dressage means to you through your work with your horse.

 
 
 

An Artistic Approach

The artistic approach towards dressage is an optimistic way of looking at the training of the horse. It chooses to focus on the positive rather than the negative, and cultivate that good, then develop it, so that it builds upon itself.

Building upon that essential goodness within the horse, we connect to the horse compassionately and approach everything we do with the horse with empathy for the horse as a living, sentient being whose soul and intentions are inherently good. As a being who plays a vital role in his training through his willingness, cooperation, and sincerity.

By viewing the horse and our relationship with the horse in this light, our interactions are completely transformed because they come from a completely and radically altered perspective. One which doesn’t treat the horse as an object to be manipulated but as a partner with whom to collaborate.

Grab our May/June 2019 Freebies!!!

3 Tips to Improve your Rein Contact - free PDF

The Circle of the Aids - free PDF

Explaining the Half-Halt - free PDF

About Us

Hello! We are Shana and Thomas Ritter.

We live in Germany where we work with riders of all skill levels, all disciplines, and all types of horses. We have taught throughout USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. We have published two books on dressage, one based on biomechanics and the other about the work on the longrein. Our next soon-to-be released book is a systematic   process to train the Flying Changes. And now we teach online courses empowering everyday riders like YOU to train your horse - yourself. We give you the tools to understand the what, the why, and the how.

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