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Suppleness and Relaxation 1


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    Joyce changes direction and works on relaxation in the canter and shows a clear and effective half halt.  She repeats the haunches in exercise in the canter to the left, as well as the transitions within the gait.  She describes how she chooses what order of gaits to ride in the warm up depending...

  • Suppleness and Relaxation 3

    They now work on the walk pirouettes, checking for the balance, submission and speed of the turn, and repeating with less bend.  This leads to a working canter pirouette with a transition to the walk pirouette and back to canter in the same position.  In the canter pirouette Joyce works through c...

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    Joyce moves on to the canter half passes, first asking for the half pass to the center line and continuing with a straight line with bend.  When the mare shows tension, she uses the circle to get relaxation before continuing with the half passes.  The collected trot is next.  Joyce uses multiple ...