Prepare to be impressed by this beautifully produced and incredibly accurate diagnosis of correct riding that benefits any horse and any rider. No matter what age or breed of horse, no matter which discipline across all the Western and all the English disciplines you favor, this is the way forward.
"We stock literally thousands of DVDs and books here at TheHorseStudio.com. While all the material is carefully selected and reviewed by The Horse Studio Team, there is sometimes a stand out training DVD of high quality content and production that warrants special mention. Michelle Binder's DVD is one of these. Add to this the proceeds from this DVD received by the Relational Riding Video Education program go to help rehabilitate horses and you have a super product that we are very proud to support," says President, Paul Alvin-Smith.
"The lesson schedule is broken down into chapters so the rider captures a clear understanding of when their horse has attained the requested response. Michelle guides you expertly through each step, underlining keen focus points and how the horse will transition gently through the stages. The production quality is excellent, and the script clean and helpful. With a great amount of grace and profound understanding of the biomechanics of the horse you are 'carried along' through each step. The demonstrations from Michelle herself plus her work with a myriad of riders plus many breeds of horses and a cross section of different disciplines, enables the viewer to learn to tune their eye and seat to promote an easily assimilated program for their own individual riding.
The horses used have all been rehabilitated by Michelle and her team at the Relational Riding Academy. Their stories are a reminder to us all that correct work keeps a horse sound and can even recover a horse from major health issues. Talk about inspiring! A horse that had nails tapped through his white line, possibly to instigate the western pleasure 'chop' that judges have unfortunately taken to reward, eventually nailed him to significant lameness, His was a particularly awesome story of recovery. You couldn't help feel moved as you watched his present day happiness and soundness in his work. Michelle has documented the beginnings through to present day in these horses as they train so it clearly demonstrates the results of this work. I must confess to being a true classicist when it comes to training horses. I am not a lover of rollkur or hyperflexion personally, so where the biomechanical action is explained here we can see once again that riders from both Western and English cultures have so much more in common than it might first appear i.e. the horse is built to move and carry a certain way - across his topline. While Michelle is following her heart and providing the viewer with a clever and classical and natural way forward in this video, and certainly there is no inflammatory language or intent, the material certainly gives us all reason to pause and examine what we do to the horses we so love when riding. The good and the bad habits or repercussions that can pervade our work and teachings. This DVD brings you front and center to an easy to follow riding program that anybody can master and appreciate, and certainly every horse will.
Michelle's credentials are impeccable, a certified ARIA, she has worked with Gerhardt Politz, George Morris, Jeff Cook, Dr. Reiner Klimke, Suzanne Sherry M. Ed, Sally Swift, Mary Wanless and Isabelle Judet. I truly look forward to seeing more productions from Michelle Binder and her team and applaud this DVD. Needless to say - highly recommend. It really teaches you how to ride with good basics and a clear understanding of the horse. Added benefit? Your horse will stay sounder longer and so will you, as all horses trained this way are easy to sit." (as posted by TheHorseStudio.com review , please feel free to excerpt).
"Relational Riding Video Education is very happy to be working with TheHorseStudio.com to bring you the DVD "any Horse, any Rider." If you have questions about Dressage or basic equine biomechanics, this DVD will help you understand how every horse can benefit from fundamental dressage training. Plus... it makes understanding biomechanics easy! Designed to cross the boundaries between the disciplines and bridge the gaps between the breeds, "any Horse, any Rider" is a refreshing look at what brings horse people together... simply the love of horses! With this love in our hearts, we use the proceeds from the sale of this DVD to fund the Relational Riding Equine Rehabilitation Program. Each of the horses that appears in the DVD was rehabilitated in the program and prove that "Every Horse Is Worth It." Many thanks to TheHorseStudio.com for making this DVD available to horse lovers everywhere!" states Michelle Binder, ARIA Certified Trainer.
NTSC North America and Canada format. 75 Minutes Duration. Bonus features include segways of lessons and the story of each horse shown in the video.
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