Cavalletti Work

Cavalletti Work

Cavalletti, poles on the ground or slightly raised, can help a horse’s training in many ways, including improving rhythm and balance, strengthening the musculature, improving surefootedness and encouraging cadence.

Cavalletti Work
  • Cavalletti for Jumping - Part 3

    They now add ground poles, teaching the first horse to relax and reach down as he trots the poles. He begins by being resistant but eventually relaxes and stretches, and Ashley offers suggestions for how to have the exercise go better from the beginning.

  • Cavalletti for Jumping - Part 4

    The second horse works on keeping contact on the outside rein. Ashley explains the difference of doing this exercise with a more refined, light horse and how the rider needs to adapt for that ride.

  • Cavalletti for Jumping - Part 5

    The canter cavalletti rails on a curve are next. With the chestnut, Ashley emphasizes getting him relaxed and stretching over the cavalletti using counter flexion to square the shoulder to the turn. She gives great suggestions for finding the right distance and creating the right shape of canter ...

  • Cavalletti for Jumping - Part 6

    With all the previous work, the dark bay shows great regularity in the pace through the exercise with an active hind end. Ashley reviews the lesson with the riders, picking out the major point for each of them.

  • USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum - Cavaletti and Ground Poles, Part 1

    Ingo Pape talks about providing young horses with variety in their training and leads this session on cavaletti and ground pole work In the warm up he stresses the importance of using the corners to bend the horse around the inside leg He asks that this youngster not be sticky in his response to ...

  • Rider Position, Caveletti work to imporve mobility of the back with Arthur Kotta

    Rider Position Caveletti work to imporve mobility of the back with Arthur KottasHeldenberg

  • The use of cavaletti, to encourage the horse to swing through his back

    The use of cavaletti to encourage the horse to swing through his back Focus on the basics which is important at all levels

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 1

    German Olympian and World Champion event rider Ingrid Klimke explains how to first introduce the horse to the cavalletti. She demonstrates how to walk and trot over polls and how to use your position. Placement between poles should be approximately 1.20m or 5-feet apart approximately.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 2

    Next, Ingrid discusses Intermediate pole work. She explains the difference between sitting trot and posting trot over the poles, and discusses whether this work can be used with older horses. She also answers questions on whether to raise the height of the poles and the spacing between them.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 3

    Next, Ingrid has the rider ask for reach from the shoulder and looks to get the hind end to step under while focusing on straightness and improving the gaits. They next move into working on walk pirouettes, which improve by incorporating the cavallettis.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 4

    Questions are answered about equipment used over cavalletti while longing and how to do a half halt. They end with introducing a horse who is new to cavallettis.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 5

    In this section the horse keeps wanting to jump over the cavalletti. Ingrid gives the description of how to take and give and the utmost importance of it. Advanced techniques for cavalletti begin.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 6

    Finally, they go to four raised poles in trot and you can see the horse's exuberance. They then go to canter over the poles.

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