Anky van Grunsven is considered the queen of Rollkur by many. She calls her system Low, Deep and Round (LDR). In these three videos, Anky talks about her system of LDR in a clinic while demonstrating the techniques on her horse Nelson.
While I’m not a fan of Rollkur (and yes, these videos are meant to put the training technique in a more positive context), I did find these three videos to be really interesting and if you can put the Rollkur issue aside, and listen to it with an open mind, they are thought provoking. It’s not every day that you get to audit a clinic from a rider/trainer of her caliber for free.
One interesting bit at the beginning is that she states that these are techniques for the professional rider and should not be attempted by amateurs without supervision. Kind of like those car ads that say in the small print, “professional driver on a closed track.”
What do you think?