2013 Parelli Press Release
Scale of Training DVDs Offer Inside Look on Classical Dressage Training Presented
by Christoph Hess & Linda Parelli
Christoph Hess, acclaimed FEI dressage judge and official trainer for the German FN, has teamed up with natural horsemanship expert Linda Parelli to present The Scale of Training: Training a Happy, Healthy Dressage Horse. This two-part DVD series offers an inside look as this trainer and teacher work together to coach a series of riders through combining classical dressage training with horse psychology for enhanced dressage partnership.
The Classical Training Scale – consisting of Rhythm, Relaxation, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness and Collection – has been used to train dressage athletes for more than 100 years. This step-by-step method gives horses and riders a pathway to success by building upon essential foundational skills to achieve even the most advanced dressage maneuvers.
As a world-renowned dressage trainer, Christoph Hess lives and breathes the Training Scale and coaches all of his students from Training Level to Grand Prix based on its elements. In the Scale of Training DVD set, he teams up with Linda Parelli to shed new light on the importance of the Training Scale for the horse’s mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Part 1 of the 2-part series focuses on establishing the principle elements of the Training Scale – rhythm, relaxation and contact – to build a solid classical foundation. In Part 2, you will witness students being coached through developing correct impulsion, straightness and collection. All told, The Scale of Training affords you the opportunity to sit in on a private clinic with two of the top minds in the horsemanship industry.
In addition to insights on the Training Scale, this DVD set contains valuable tips on problem solving when training young horses, schoolmasters, hot horses, unmotivated horses and more. Christoph and Linda also share tips on improving the rider’s seat and aids, creating positive contact with the reins, and establishing a balanced training protocol for your dressage horse.
The Scale of Training is now available for pre-order through January 22nd at parelli.com. Part 1 and Part 2 are available individually for $129.99 or together as a box set for $239.99. To learn more about The Scale of Training: Training a Happy, Healthy Dressage Horse or to purchase your copy today, visit www.parelli.com.
Parelli Natural Horsemanship’s goal is to help raise the level of horsemanship worldwide for the benefit of horses and the people who love them. By practicing the Parelli program to gain an understanding of equine psychology and effective communication skills, horsemen of all disciplines and skill levels are able to build solid, reliable foundations with their horses. From recreational trail riders to Olympic-level dressage riders, hundreds of thousands of horse owners around the world use the Parelli method and the results speak for themselves. Founded by Pat and Linda Parelli, Parelli Natural Horsemanship is now the world’s most popular horsemanship education program, with campuses in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia and students in dozens of additional countries. For more information about Parelli Natural Horsemanship, including educational videos, articles, training tools, horsemanship diaries and more, visit the Parelli Savvy Club membership site www.parelliconnect.com