In-Hand Work Made Simple.
“In-Hand Lessons with Manolo Mendez – An Introduction to Working In-Hand” is designed to help you help your horse be suppler, straighter, and more balanced in-hand leading to a calmer, healthier horse under saddle. It benefits horses of all breeds and disciplines because it is based on understanding and creating healthy postures and recognizing and developing healthy gaits. The DVD is a 3 hour– plus introduction to groundwork and working in hand with horses. It is practical and un-intimidating and follows the first five lessons of equestrian and biomechanics lecturer Jillian Kreinbring as she learns to shape, influence and enhance horses’ postures and gaits for the better with the help of a cavesson and a bamboo. Jillian asks a lot of questions which is very helpful for viewers at home. Manolo discusses and demonstrates everything from how to select bamboo and adjust a cavesson properly, to how to create and regulate forward, how to halt, turn, change direction while maintaining healthy flexion throughout the horse’s topline, how to introduce shoulder fore, shoulder in, turn on the haunches, shoulder in – out, to the wall and more..
The DVD contains additional footage of Manolo working in-hand and demonstrating exercises with two inexperienced horses. In addition, Manolo shares his way of introducing a young horse to lungeing and discusses and demonstrates how to transition a young horse from lungeing to riding. Finally, the DVD contains a section on What the Horse’s Body Tells You, where Manolo and Jilly observe a horse together and discuss physical landmarks and what they mean, how to improve them. While Jillian practices the exercises, Manolo gives her feedback and steps in to correct common mistakes, ensuring that viewers get a good understanding of what to do, and what to avoid.
NOTICE: The DVD is designed to provide information on how to train horses using Manolo Mendez’s methodology, concepts, and practices. It should be applied with the understanding that at no time is Manolo Mendez, or employees or representatives of Equestrian La Mancha PTY Ltd, responsible for the implementation of his concepts, methodology, and practices. The hands that hold the lunge line and the bamboo are entirely responsible for the actions of the horse. Should viewers not fully understand the implications of the techniques shown here, or be in a position to carry out these techniques, they should seek the advice of professionals. Any dealing with horses can involve danger for human beings. The publisher and the author accept no liability for personal injury, damage to property or pecuniary loss ensuing from use of the exercises shown. Manolo Mendez, and representatives or employees of Equestrian La Mancha PTY Ltd. urge viewers to watch the videos and become familiar with the information available concerning the training of horses without pain and restraint. Manolo Mendez, representatives and employees of Equestrian La Mancha PTY Ltd. are not responsible for others’ interpretation of the methods or ensuing results. Please use common sense when dealing with your horse because horses are inherently unpredictable.
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