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Confirming Second Level - Part 3

Laura Graves • 14m

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  • Confirming Second Level - Part 2

    After the warmup, Laura first focuses on transitions within the trot, shoulder-in and haunches-in to help supple and align the horse. It is important to maintain the forward energy in the lateral movements, and when the horse gives an honest effort, it important to reward and let the horse out.

  • Day 2 Second Level Turn on the Haunches

    In the turn on the haunches, Laura wants the rider to feel like there is enough energy to go to trot. The hind legs have to be going up and down under the horse belly not sideways. The front legs are going around. As the circle gets smaller, the tempo and quality should stay the same.

  • Confirming Second Level Day 2 Part 3

    They finish their ride with more trot work. Laura states that the true feeling of forward is felt in the down transitions.œIn the canter, youll feel her take you in the trot. In the trot, youll feel her take you in the walk. If the balance in the trot feels good, Laura suggests pushing her one wa...