I n a world where it seems we are inundated with a myriad of training styles and heated discussions over the best path to Grand Prix, the dressage community is fortunate to have Hubertus Schmidt. Schmidt’s ever correct, sympathetic and light classical methods prove time and again that following the basic principles of our Training Scale is the system of success. Dressage Training Online (DTO) offers a variety of online learning opportunities with top international talents and we are overjoyed and so thankful to add Schmidt to our ever-growing roster.
Our Schmidt series was shot at this year’s International Omaha in Nebraska (you can read the story on p. 42). We share with you Part 1 of this video series for free! In this segment, Schmidt presents a fantastic opportunity to witness the foundation of his training, including the importance of stretching, relaxation and swing.
Schmidt asks a spectacular 5-year-old horse and lovely rider to warm up with a stretchy, relaxed trot, progressing to balanced transitions in and out of the canter. After watching this first part of the series you’ll certainly want to watch them all. As such, we offer a free month at DressageTodayOnline.com/30free to all Dressage Today readers.
No matter what path you take to reach your training goals, you can never go wrong with the classical stylings of Schmidt. His no-nonsense approach wins decade after decade. Watch Part 1 of this series for free at DressageTodayOnline.com/hubertus, then consider letting DTO be your go-to for on-the-go learning.