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Tóti will discuss rein contact: "Demonstrations connect reality and theory."

19. febrúar 2011 kl. 22:26

Tóti will discuss rein contact: "Demonstrations connect reality and theory."

The horse training specialist and riding instructor Þórarinn Eymundsson will host a demonstration at the 40 year jubilee...

 
of the Association of Trainers (FT) on Saturday. Eiðfaxi wanted to know more about Þórarins demonstration which will bear the name “Rein Contact”.
 
“I will discuss rein contact on a diverse level. I think we need to think about how the rein and the connection to the rein should work. I will go step by step over the rein contact for the many different levels of training, different gaits and attitude which the rider needs to have towards the aids which he is looking for through the rein” Þórarin says. 
 
He says that the demonstration format is a very good way to share knowledge. “Demonstrations are a highly valued way for instruction within the science of teaching, where there is a mixture of theoretic material and vocational material in connection with vocational explanations. This seems to suit the pupils, and it is a good thing to see things and connect together reality and theory. Demonstrations are metaphorical and everything which is metaphorical appeals to spectators, as it activates many perceptions at the same time. “
 
Þórarinn says that FT is very important for the continuing development of equitation in Iceland. “It is necessary that professional horse trainers, training and riding instruction has its own organized interest group. FT contributes to both benefit and knowledge on equitation and the purpose is the increased wellbeing of the Icelandic horse. With an improved equitation, we also improve the handling and the wellbeing of our horses and therefore lengthen their durability” He said.
 
The demonstration held by Þórarin will commence at 14:20 in the riding arena in Víðidalur and the program of the festival will be ongoing throughout the whole day of Saturday from 10:00 hrs and until 17:30. Ticket price to the feast is Ikr 1.500 and is valid to all the events of the festival.
 
This event clearly is a day of education that no horseman should miss.