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Anatómiailag helyes lovaglás

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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Glossary

Glossary

 

Anatomically Correct Horsemanship ARR

A term formed by Klaus Schöneich (in German: Anatomisch Richtiges Reiten). (...)

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Back (activity)

This term refers to an upward swinging back. (...)

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Back (swinging …)

Same as with a stone that is thrown into the water, waves develop when a horse’s back is swinging (...)

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Basic schooling

The schooling of the riding horse in the sense of ARR is carried out in two steps: First the horse is straightened on the lunge with a cavesson and in doing so, the trunk musculature is strengthened so the horse can easily bear the rider’s weight. (...)

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Basic schooling

The schooling of the riding horse in the sense of ARR is carried out in two phases (...)

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Biomechanics

The only possibility to ensure a healthy modern riding horse is by including the biomechanics in the schooling. (...)

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Blow of an axe

Blow of an axe is a German expression and is used if the transition from the neck to the back is not fluent but is hollow right underneath the withers. (...)

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Bone spavin

This inflammation of the lower hock joint is very probably caused by a not corrected crookedness (...)

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Breed genetics

The most important aspect in the context of genetics is the specific genetic background of every horse breed. (...)

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Bucking

cf. disobedience


 

Canter

How important the supporting and the free leg are, is best to be observed during canter. (...)

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Castration

It is often discussed at which point of time young stallions should be gelded. (...)

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Cavesson

The work on the lunge with the cavesson allows direct control over the trapezius muscle all the way to the diagonal. (...)

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Centrifugal force

The centrifugal force affects the right-handed horse on the left rein (the left-handed horse on the right rein) and shows itself when the horse breaks out over handed shoulder on the circle. (...)

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Circle

Due to the natural crookedness (handedness), horses without specific training aren’t able to walk on a circle without health problems occurring after a certain time. (...)

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Coat

It is widely known that the appearance of the coat hair is of vital importance when assessing the general state of health of a horse. (...)

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Collection

cf. Training scale


 

Contact

cf. Training scale


 

Crookedness therapy

This term, which is shaped by Klaus Schöneich, describes the basic schooling of the riding horse in two phases. (...)

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Diagonal shift

With a right-handed horse the lifting of the right shoulder prevents the horse from supporting itself on the right front leg and therewith to become front-heavy (...)

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Disobedience

Many times tensions in the whole body are the cause of disobedience and stress. (...)

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Exercising

With some horses we encounter difficulties which we can’t overcome without assistance. (...)

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Fascia

Fascia Research: What has been the most natural thing to do at the ARR Center ever since, can finally be made visible (...)

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Flexion of the haunches

When talking about the haunches, we are referring to the joints of the back quarters which should flex during the load bearing in collection. (...)

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Flight animal

The horse is a flight animal whose anatomy is adjusted to this situation. (...)

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Forward downward

A well-intentioned but misunderstood forward downward leads to overexertion of the forehand and can cause serious health problems for a horse. (...)

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Free leg

In the training in the sense of ARR the horse learns to find its supporting and free leg on curved lines in all gaits. (...)

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Front heaviness

The front heaviness is a normal and natural behavior for the flight and steppe animal. (...)

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Handedness

Attempts to explain this subject usually lack of logical correlations which confuses horse owners even more. (...)

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Happiness

At clinics and when horses are brought to our centre, an intensive talk between the ARR team and the horse owner needs to takes place as basis of a successful training. (...)

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Hip misalignment

Many times hip misalignment is misinterpreted which leads to unnecessary treatment. (...)

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Horsemanship

Horsemanship means that the human walks the bridge into the land of the horses (...)

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Impulsion

cf. Training scale


 

Impurities in rhythm

In 95% of all cases impurities in rhythm are caused by a not corrected natural crookedness. (...)

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Incorrect neck-line

If a horse is ridden with too hard contact to the bit and the poll is not the highest point of the neck, the incorrect neck-line develops. (...)

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Interval training

More and more dressage horses of great talent cannot fulfill the training scale anymore in the course of the training or with time their inherent talent diminishes. (...)

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Kissing spines

With kissing spines the spinous processes of the vertebrae are too close together and impinge on each other. (...)

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Knee ligament

Problems with the knee ligaments are caused by the shear force (...)

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Left-handed horse

The left-handed horse makes itself hollow on the right. (...)

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Metabolism

This term refers to all the chemical processes in an organism that lead to energy conversion. (...)

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Natural crookedness

cf. handedness


 

Navicular syndrome

There are different expert opinions to the cause of the navicular syndrome. (...)

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Overbending

Bending of the neck during therapy and/or correction on the lunge can lead to misunderstandings and therewith to misstatements which insinuate a wrong effect of the ARR system. (...)

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Primal genetics

Besides the breed genetics horses also carry the primal genetics (...)

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Rein

The ARR-rein is an open rein which is split at its ends. Through careful encouragement with the rein ends, the rider can remain balanced while the horse learns to respond to the combined aids of reins and seat. (...)

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Remonte

Young horses should be straightened between the age of 2 ½ and 3 years and subsequently be sent back to the pasture. (...)

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Rhythm

cf. Training scale


 

Right-handed horse

The right-handed horse makes itself hollow on the left. (...)

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Roundpen

The first phase of the schooling in the sense of ARR takes place in a roundpen and on the lunge with a cavesson. (...)

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Saddle

The importance of a fitting saddle should not be underestimated. Poorly fitted saddles strongly impair the potential for movement and can cause pains, strains and health problems. (...)

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Schöneich, Garbiele Rachen-

With her extensive knowledge of feeding, horse’s health and homoeopathy Gabriele Rachen-Schöneich is, since more than 20 years, invaluable for horse and men in the ARR Centre. (...)

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Schöneich, Klaus

Since his childhood Klaus Schöneich has lived and worked with horses. In 1985 he developed the crookedness therapy. (...)

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Schooling

cf. Basic schooling


 

Seat (independent ...)

With an independent seat the rider needs neither reins nor legs to be able to keep balance on the horse’s back. (...)

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Serpentine

The serpentine, each loop touching the long side, in its classical form as a sequence of curved lines is a perfectly fitting exercise to impart the meaning of the diagonal. (...)

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Shear force

The shear force acts with the right-handed horse on the right rein (with the left-handed horse on the left rein). (...)

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Shoulder (control)

The shoulder is of vital importance in the schooling of the riding horse. (...)

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Shoulder-in

The shoulder-in is the most positive reversal of the natural crookedness. (...)

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Straightening

This very interesting subject has a long history in horsemanship and it requires a high degree of understanding of the human towards the horse. (...)

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Suppleness

cf. training scale


 

Supporting leg

cf. Free leg


 

Tail-swishing

A horse swishing its tail systematically during the training is a sign of tensions or even pains in the back. (...)

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Throughness

Throughness of a horse means that it willingly and freely follows the rider’s aids, that it lets the impulse, coming from the haunches, flow over the upward swinging back over the whole body and that it faithfully accepts the bit. (...)

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Training scale

The question if the training scale of the German FN is justified keeps on popping up. Our answer is a clear Yes and at the same time a critical No. (...)

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Trapezius muscle

Muscle in the in area of the withers which is mainly responsible for both the blocking and the lifting of the forelegs. (...)

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Uphill

cf. canter


 

Volte

The volte is a very important part of the training. (...)

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Warm-up / relaxation phase

Our main focus in the warm-up phase should be on the suppleness (...)

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Young stallion

cf. Castration