Groundwork – Walk Concordia

Groundwork – Walk Concordia

Groundwork – Walk Concordia


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This class is aiming at any rider/handler who feels that there should be more than only sitting on a horse’s back.

In Hand work develops trust, helps to establish boundaries and it’s something you can do when they can’t be ridden to keep the horse from getting bored. It will also prepare them to be ridden and is a safer way to deal with your horse and is ideal for young as well as older horses. Please note that the test is available for downloading after purchase.

Please make sure that you read up on the Concordia rules which are overriding & adding additional criteria to our EquiMind rules.


  • COMPETITION = Your entry will be judged after the closing date & prizes awarded
  • TRAINING = Your entry will be analysed and scored with helpful comments on your score sheet after the closing date, no prizes are awarded


Fine Contact Competitions have been born from the desire to find the most compassionate ways to care for, work, train and compete with our horses. They will reward correct training, lightness, partnership and trust, and are designed for those who seek the most respectful ways to communicate our requests, and for ridden horses, the most comfortable ways to carry us.
Fine Contact defines a subtle connection between horse and human. In ridden work it also describes the soft, stable, equal and elastic contact that the horse takes with the hand of the rider, taking account that the horse may be ridden with or without a bit. Such a contact allows the horse to work with a natural length of neck and the nose in front of the vertical. With horses in their early training, re-schooling or rehabilitation, this means that the posture is forward down and out, then as the horse gains balance and strength he very gradually learns to carry more weight on his hind legs by rounding and lifting his back and withers, so in the more advanced dressage competitions, as the horse shows greater collection, the neck is still long and the nose in front of the vertical.
Please note that bridles with flash straps are not permitted in Concordia classes. You may use a schooling whip as an extension of your hand and treats (of course).

Additional information


Competition, Training


Standard, The Greener Option


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