Teaching young horses to be ridden


Learning to be able to break-in independently 

Introduction:   All our courses aim to create a good relationship between man and the horse when they work together.  In the course "Teaching young horses to be ridden" you will start by watching the work with horses entrusted to us for educating and re-educating.  You will be guided through all the steps of the Blondeau method so that you can work independently.   

Aim:   To acquire and use the principles of the Blondeau method to teach young horses to be ridden.   

A course for breeders, riders, training riders, jockeys and drivers 

Training content:
Theory modules:
The theory that you will be taught will cover subjects of equestrian culture, the study of the horse, how it moves and ethology.  
These subjects will enable you to understand the principles of the Blondeau method. 
Practical modules:
Handling a young horse in the box and teaching it to listen 
Carry out upward and downward transitions from the ground to favour the hand/mouth contact  
Teach a young horse to go willingly into and out of a trailer  
Work with a team to teach a young horse to use the starting gates 
Getting a young horse used to working with long reins 
Saddle a young horse for the first time   
Mounting the young horse for the first time  
Carry out the first ridden movements at walk and trot using the voice
Carry out the first ridden canter with a willing young horse ensuring he listens 
Coping with small obstacles to ensure the co-operation of the young horse

Programme to download 

Level required:
A 2 day assessment test on your knowledge of equitation on the subjects of care and ground work  
FFE Galop 5 or experience

Nicolas Blondeau
Sophie Barreau
Olivier Subileau

For experienced riders: 10 months
For competent riders: 4 months

For experienced riders:  September to June
For competent riders:  August to December 

Location: Saumur

2 day assessment test:  240€
4 month course: 6720€
10 month course: 8400€

Diploma for this course:
Ecole Blondeau Brevet Level 3 - BEB3


Assistance possible: OPCA, VIVEA and FAFSEA

To apply: 02 41 50 70 50 - Contact us with this form

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