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Vertikaler Zoom Nachmittag mit Christina Wunderlich 21.03.2021 – Teil 3 (DE/EN) – Vertical Zoom afternoon (3/21/21): Christina Wunderlich part 3

  • Diagonalisierung und Touchieren mit Maravilla
  • Trense und Kandare
  • Fragen und Antworten


English translation for explanation:

  • Maravilla, 5 years old, Lusitano stallion (sire: Cisne): (start min 4) He has a harmonious physical basement, classical type of the Lusitano breed, not the modern sport type. Anna shows the start with a young horse, we start with the cavesson to take care for the mouth. Disadvantage is that Anna has less control for the outside shoulder. You see that in the video, but this is the start for young horses. We pay attention to the calm rhythm. min 9 we follow with trot, also with that young horse. If he gets nervous, we don’t punish him. Trot is added, when a horse is ready – for sure not with a just started 3 year old horse – be careful to add trot. In min 11:47ff we start to use the stick and start with touching, to get first diagonalisation. Immediately praise him for every step towards collection. Also for this education, remember to do it on both sides. It’s usual, that one side is more difficult than the other one. Christina explains, that she rides him (min 22.20) in same manner than Zingaro but obviously she does it in a young horse style – so more focused on walk and trot, only short sequence, not going to the limit of body and mind, round about 30min including everything.
  • The snaffle bit versus the double bridle: (start min 23:30) Christina explains the different bits. We start with a simple easy broken snaffle bit, the bridle has no flash. A snaffle bit always lifts or raises the horse. It does not close the ganache. We rarely use a double-broken snaffle. In 25:48 Christina shows the Portuguese curb with 4 reins. This curb uses no additional snaffle bit. Christina shows a baby curb with short levers for a mare, or for starting to ride with double bridle. Be careful, the lever is short – but direct. The curve of the curb must be tailored to the horse. Some horses need or prefer a high curve for the tongue, even if this actually makes the mouthpiece sharper. Christina shows different double bridles we use in the Oliveira stables. In min 31.50 Christina shows a frensh curb without any real curve for the tongue.
  • Question and answers: (start min33:50) Isabella Sonntag explains that everybody can visit the Oliveira stables for riding education – obviously not while Feira. // Christina can also act via Zoom for education. We have the technical possibilities to give worldwide lessons via Zoom. If you are interested get in touch with Isabella Sonntag and Christina Wunderlich. // Christina explains that Mobilisation, lateral movements, etc. is the start for every horse, every day. //