Say NO to ROLKUR


This is Rolkur, a form of dressage “training” or hyper-flexion

It is officially outlawed by the FEI [ the people who oversee international dressage competition but was seen and documented being used by some competitors at the Olympics.

A couple of links to videos to give more information

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsivqZLrXUQ&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UwqyMCr_7c&feature=related

 

I LOVE dressage, love teaching my baby horse the basic movements and watching the elite horse and rider combinations at International events, but Rolkur has no place in that world and its not even necessary, none of the Team GB riders showed hyper-flexion [ another name for Rolkur ] in the warm up or in their tests and they seemed to do rather well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zBBN_gkDPE&feature=related

 

About cathi rae

50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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