Ardeo Sports Horses have been incredibly lucky as German show jumping trainer, Konrad Kugler, recently visited for a couple of days training from Reitsportanlage Dagobertshausen.
Konrad has showjumped on the German team to great success and coaches multiple riders competing in international competitions.
Konrads training focused on getting the horses body to be elastic and supple, in order to generate greater power and athleticism over the fence. Konrad has an calm manner and amazing connection with the horses allowing him to coach.
Pole exercises encouraged horses to maintain a regular rhythm on the approach whilst teaching riders to use the body and seat to close the horses stride and get them to sit on their hocks to maximise jumping ability.
Konrad highlighted how influential the horse correct use of their bodies can hugely maximise their performance levels and long term success.