Dressage as Physiotherapy 5-Day Challenge

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The Challenge begins February 18, 2019

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Learn to use dressage exercises to improve (and preserve) your horse’s soundness

In order to:
- preserve the soundness of the horse,
- improve the horse's soundness, and
- restore soundness to the horse

...you must minimize the wear and tear by learning to correctly balance, straighten, and supple the horse, so that he moves with the greatest possible efficiency.

In these five days, you will learn how you can use biomechanically- and classically- based Dressage Exercises to help the horse move in better balance, straighten, and supple the horse.

This Challenge is exactly what you've been looking for!   (and it is totally FREE)

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You will learn:


  • HOW the horse's soundness is affected by what you do (and don't ride)
  • WHY it is important to work on exercises which secure and improve your horse's longterm soundness
  • The Biomechanical foundation you NEED to know (and no one has told you until now)
  • HOW to help the horse move efficiently in order to reduce long-term wear and tear
  • The three elements that you MUST pay attention to in your riding
  • HOW classically-grounded dressage exercises can be used as your best allies in this work.
  • HOW these exercises affect the horse
  • HOW to ride these exercises so that you help the horse, no matter where he is in his training, in exactly the way that he needs in the present moment.
  • HOW to evaluate the results of the exercises so you can extract helpful information that will help inform you about what your horse needs next in his training.
  • How to begin. The first step can be the hardest. And we're going to guide you.
  • 4 EXERCISES YOU can ride immediately which will help you understand the concepts better, identify where your horse's issues are, and determine how to address them.
  • SUPPORT from us and the Ritter Community, all along the way.

Meet your Instructors

Thomas & Shana Ritter

Located in Germany, Thomas is an International Clinician and author of  "Dressage Principles based on Biomechanics" and "Long Reining: From the Beginning through the Levade" (published by Cadmos Press in both English and German) and countless articles in many publications. Shana is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist. Together they create and orchestrate the Artistic Dressage program.

WHAT is a Challenge and HOW does it work?

√ Sign up by clicking the button below. On the confirmation page, you will receive a link to the Facebook group for the Challenge. Please request to join.

√ We will create an account just for you (if you already have one with us, you will access the challenge through your existing account).

√ If this is a new account, you will receive an email with your login information and password. Log in immediately and get oriented with the course platform.

√ You will also receive a welcome email with instructions and the full schedule.

√ In that email there is a link you can click to sign up for Facebook Messenger Reminders. We highly recommend it so that you do not miss a single day of the challenge.

√ The first four days of the Challenge (Monday through Thursday) you will receive an email with a link to each day's instructional video and PDF instructions.

√ The 5th day is a LIVE TRAINING and Q&A session. You can attend the LIVE training session in the Facebook Group or via Zoom Webinar. Instructions are provided beforehand.

√ If you can't watch the session LIVE, you can still watch the recording afterwards.

√ You will also get access to video footage of the exercise being ridden by other riders with our commentary, so you can see how it works "in action" and learn through watching. These are normal riders whose horses show the many mistakes  you might encounter, and we point out  these mistakes and explain how you can correct them if they happen to your horse.

√ If you are able to, we want you to go ride the exercises with your horse within the next day or so. Put what you learn into practice right away.

√ You can post your updates, progress, and discoveries in the Facebook group.

√ and... The person who shares the most significant progress or discoveries within the Challenge will WIN deluxe enrollment in our upcoming Straightness Course (March through May 2019). So get your video cameras out and get filming those exercises!!!

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