Compassionate Training for Today’s Sport Horse – Topic 8




This is the eighth topic of a course that consists of 37 video lessons on 4-D training  – presented over 10 topics. The topics may be taken in sequence or if there is a specific area that you are interested in, you may choose to do which ever one(s) meet your needs.

In topic 8, Dr Karin Leibbrandt of 4dimension dressage at Equicare Plus in Holland introduces you to using zig zag to improve vertical balance. The course begins with an introduction to zig zag training and is followed by a demonstration of how it is implemented. The last two videos look at more advanced zig zag techniques and show a demonstration of how these are implemented.

At the end of this topic, you should be able to:

  • Discuss using zig zag techniques to improve vertical balance
  • Explain some difficulties in using zig zag techniques
  • Discuss the benefits of zig zag techniques in improving vertical balance.

You may test your knowledge at the end of the course through the quiz. If you score over 70%, you can download a free certificate and an electronic badge to share on your LinkedIn and social media profiles to show you have passed this topic.