“Schooling Horses In-Hand: A Means of Suppling and Collection” DVD by Richard Hinrichs. New in shrink wrap. 45 minutes. Trafalgar Square Books 2001. NOTE: This DVD is on the USDF Recommended Reading list for Fourth Level, Longeing category. $35 includes USPS Media Mail shipping.
Richard Hinrichs trained at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna as a young man. Today he performs widely with his baroque horses demonstrating the fine art of classical horsemanship.
For centuries, horses have been schooled in hand within the classical schools of riding, yet today work in-hand is often forgotten, set aside as unimportant, or thought to be too time-consuming by modern trainers. In this DVD, German trainer Richard Hinrichs, an acknowledged expert on schooling in hand, shows how his program of schooling from the ground builds trust, obedience, and balance in the horse. He clearly demonstrates that in-hand work is an excellent way of supporting and complementing work under saddle, and can be especially helpful for riders striving to achieve the higher-level movements for dressage competition. There is something here for trainers of all levels and disciplines:
- Aids and their application
- Work on the longe
- Fundamentals for work in-hand
- Suppling and collection
- Shoulder-in and half-pass
- Preparations for piaffe and passage
- The Spanish walk
- Airs above the Ground