It is not a coincidence that horses trained and showed (and now sometime breed) under the modern interpretations of training and the way of going suffer injuries, are in need of frequent joint injections and have limited length careers.
Herwig Radnetter, Master Classical Dressage trainer, stated to our group recently - horses, if trained appropriately, are capable of Grand Prix into their 20s. With incorrect training, their abilities are limited. This applies to any horse at any level.
What are the main challenges affecting the relationship of Classical Dressage training and modern Competition? Let the journey and discussions begin. Let the discussion reach the National and International Federations.
As both a competitive and Classical theory based organization we will focus on current and past Classical Trainers, their theories, their training techniques and promote their awareness, use and application and encourage competition.
Now witness over 450 years of Classical Dressage Theory and Training and the correct Classical way of going.
Note the vertical or angle of the horses neck. Note the use of the curb bit and its angles.