Horse Hero Training with Laura Bechtolsheimer: The Baby & The Finished Horse DVD
Model Number: 705105842158
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.
Laura starts the four-year old Stepdance
Using simple and unusual equipment, Laura lunges Stepdance (Step) in preparation for riding. She emphasises the use of body language and the need to move with the horse.
An early ridden session
The aim is harmony and balance to achieve the right rhythm and speed. “The co-operation of a happy baby is a pre-requisite for creating a beautiful Grand Prix horse”, says Dr Bechtolsheimer, Laura’s trainer.
Laura’s lesson on Mistral Hojris with Klaus Balkenhol
Here’s the finished horse, Laura’s Olympic partner, Msitral Hojris (Alf). The theme is self-carriage, suppleness and expression. Alf is poetry to watch!
Laura talks about Step and Alf
We find out about the character and conformation of Step and Alf and what Laura loves most about them.
Laura rides at the Nationals
Laura competes at the British National Championships ’08 with another grand prix horse Andretti H. We follow Laura through the competition including the warm-up and the tests. Find out what happened!
Running time: 1 hour