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Read the fourth part of the series of articles on ARR in the Hungarian horse magazine LOVAS ELET!

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ARR in Danish horse magazine Ridehesten

The very important Danish horse magazine Ridehesten has just published a big article on the ARR training method and the successful retraining of Danish warmblood stallion White Talisman.

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Misner Wins Grand Prix!

After completion of the training at the ARR center, Nakita and Dadas Dynamite won their very first Grand Prix together!


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Lateral Movements

When we see horses during analysis that show considerable movement problems and we ask how they worked these horses, very often the surprising answer is, “My trainer advised me to do many lateral movements to straighten the horse.” Of course, this makes people think that they have done everything to pave the way into a good future for the horse. In addition, major specialist magazines promote the idea that lateral movements have a great importance in training, particularly in-hand.
Now there should be no doubt that lateral movements really have a considerable significance, BUT…!

As so often, basic elements in training are wrong or even absolute poison if they are not used in the right phase – however, in the phase in which they belong, they are a must!

This is the case with lateral movements: A horse that is not straightened, i.e. simply a crooked horse, cannot and must not do any lateral movements (the only exception is leg yielding, which is actually only concerned with the hindquarters). This is particularly visible with lateral movements that drive horses deeper and deeper into their hollow side – in this situation, this is poison!

Lateral movements are the highest level of gymnastics, so they belong in the highest level of training. Here they are a must. But only if the horse has already found straightness, self-carriage and balance. The horse must be in the vertical bending line during movement.