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Working Canter

The HDV12 German Cavalry Manual is full of language that is specific to the equestrian environment and classical German horsemanship. This unique equestrian vocabulary developed over hundreds of years of cavalry tradition and has no equivalent in the English language. Some terms can be translated quite easily – e. g. “Arbeitsgalopp” or Working Canter –…

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Training Scale FAQ #1

What’s First? Rhythm or Relaxation? Rhythm, Relaxation (suppleness) & Strength These are the three pillars of performance, according to the HDV12 German Cavalry Manual—original source of the Training Scale. Gymnastic training—creating strength and agility in the horse—paired with careful education is precondition for a healthy equine athlete. This combination of physical training and education is…