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The HDV 12 German Cavalry Manual is - so to speak - the bible of classical equestrian sports...”
(Christoph Hess, FEI 4 judge, FEI Course Director for Rider, Judge & Instructor Education)

Original Source of Today's 'Training Scale'




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Madison, WI
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Creating an Able & Willing Horse

Horses are natural athletes and by nature sensitive and cooperative herd animals. This has made them to humankinds forehorse wellnessmost partner in transportation, war fare, agriculture, and sports throughout history. Today's horse is mainly the recreationally used sport horse.

Many of today's recreationally used sport horses - whether in dressage, eventing, show jumping, competitive trail or any other discipline - suffer from performance decline, 'mystery lameness', stiffness, and other performance-limiting conditions. In order to keep your horse able and willing to perform the task at hand, it is important to create the basics, the precondition for performance.

Such preconditions for performance are: The Release of Tension & Restriction, creating Suppleness, and Gymnasticizing. These three elements together, I call the Path to Performance™ - a 3-prong approach to a creating an able & willing horse.

This work - based on classical principles and years of practical experience - does not only benefit competitive horses but any horse with any type of job, no matter what discipline you ride in. With this website, I want to share some of those elements with you with the goal to help you have a wonderful experience with your horse.

I hope that you enjoy the contents of this website. Please browse articles and other information through the links on the left navigation above.
If you would like to know more about my methods or about working with me, please contact me.
You can find more information about my seminars & clinics here.

Enjoy your horse!

Stefanie Reinhold


Very much looking forward to presenting at the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts in November! See their website for detailed schedules.

equine affaire in massachusetts

Upcoming "Path to Performance" III - Gymnasticizing seminar in Berlin, WI on October 8. Auditor spots available. Click here.


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*) Please note: Equine massage and bodywork and suppling and gymnasticizing work, here referred to as Path to Performance™ is a non-invasive, gentle wellness modality aimed at enhancing performance in the healthy horse and never replaces proper veterinary care. If in doubt regarding the physical health of your horse please consult your veterinarian.

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