Horse Hero Laura Bechtolsheimer and her Grand Prix Horses DVD
Model Number: 705105842257
The youngest rider to win the National Championships and to represent Great Britain in dressage, Laura made her Olympic debut in 2008. In 2009 she own team and individual medals at the European Championships.
Horse Hero’s Fiona Price sets the scene at the Bechtolsheimer’s fabulous yard.
Working Andretti with Dr B
Dr Bechtolsheimer works with Laura and Andy (Andretti) on staying happy, athletic and precise between competitions. Andy is tricky in the contact so Laura works on softness in the basic and advanced moves, without putting him under pressure.
Making Laura’s new Kur
Laura enlists the help of dressage music expert Cees Slings to make a new Kur for Mistral Hojris (Alf), who is not keen on music! They work on the choreography on computer and then work under saddle in preparation for composing the music.
Premiere of the new Kur!
Laura premieres her new Kur at the Hickstead Dressage Masters ’09. We interview Laura, talk to trainer Klaus Balkenhol, watch the warm up (Laura works alongside Edward Gal and Totilas) and see Laura’s test.
How to fit a double bridle
Grand Prix dressage rider Carl Cuypers provides a super-clear explanation of this tricky art. Douglas Dorsey, the horse that put Laura Bechtolsheimer on the map, is the perfect model.
How to hold a double bridle
Laura demonstrates how to hold double reins on Alf. She talks about the need for gradual familiarisation and offers advice on improving rein control.
Running time: 1 hr