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lunging & riding

In the herd, a higher ranked horse ‘moves’ a horse that’s lower-ranked.
Basically, we humans have a perfect position to lead a horse. We know better than any alpha mare that no predators are nearby. Sometimes we only forget to transmit it. When we are able to move the horse and therefore determine whether and where to flee to in case of emergency, the horse will assume the fact that we are rank higher. The horse will feel safe in our presence, will closely keep an eye on us and will achieve high performance.

In practice, this means that we take place in position next to the horse and ensure that the horse always makes the first step. We don’t want the horse to follow us submissively and prefer to lead next to the shoulder of the horse.
From this position we can clearly see the horse's head and quickly react to a lack of attention.
During our lead, we determine the direction and pace. To alert the horse we adjust tempo to draw  the horse out of his comfort zone.
Make sure that in this training the horse is led from the right side too.

Also here concentration is of great importance! The horse will only completely trust us as a leader when it has the impression that we pay full attention.

To prepare a horse for Dual Aktivierung it is important to get acquainted with the colors
blue and yellow and the different obstacles. Lead the horse calmly through the obstacles.
Be patient if the horse refuses, it makes no sense to force him. Ignore the refusal and walk calmly but confidently to the next challenge. If the horse is used to the different obstacles, you can start with lunging. Note: These exercises require large concentration and are
very tiring for the horse.

In the beginning of the training, the distance between the blue and yellow bars, is about
80-100cm. The smaller this distance gets after some time, the more intense
the workout will be.

When riding, countless courses are possible.

Very important is that the horse, both on the lunge as well as under the saddle, find their own way through the obstacles, without the influence of the longeur or rider. The lunge hangs by and the reins are long. The learning process consists of that
a horse independently discovers the most efficient way to ‘conquer’ the obstacles.
This raises self-awareness, both mentally and physically.