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Second level ride and test with Axel Steiner


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  • Use of Counter Bend, Part 1

    Lars Petersen helps this slightly tense pair warm up, and encourages the rider to ride him forward when he is looking at things rather than go for long and loose at this point. He asks them to do a little leg yield zig-zag to loosen him up behind the saddle. They move on to the canter, and when h...

  • Use of Counter Bend, Part 2

    They continue in the canter after changing directions, and he becomes steadier and steadier. Lars has her make a counter canter circle to the right on the left lead with counter bend. They ride a 20 meter circle on the counter canter, then cross the short diagonal to circle on the true canter and...

  • Use of Counter Bend, Part 3

    Lars challenges them with the trot half pass and he is much more confirmed than at the beginning of the ride. They do a beautiful canter depart when she sits into him more in the transition. When cantering right Lars has her play with him a bit to the right while keeping the left contact and ke...