Live stream preview

Watch this video and more on Equestrian+

Watch this video and more on Equestrian+

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

Levels

Self carriage, responsiveness to the aids, getting activity with Debbie McDonald

7m 33s

Up Next in Third Level

  • Schooling Third Level Test Movements 1

    Janet begins the session by talking about the importance of lunge lessons, and when you should be using a double bridle.  While Debbie refits Double Bridle, Janet explains the difference that there should be in the horse doing the Third level tests. Janet has the first rider ride the trot work fr...

  • Schooling Third Level Test Movements 2

    The second rider now rides the same movements, again with Janet's comments and scores.  Debbie works with the first rider on engagement, encouraging her to use the corners to set him up.  They ask him for a bigger, better trot, and he shows lovely elevation.  They continue with the shoulder in to...

  • Schooling Third Level Test Movements 3

    Debbie works with the second rider to help keep her horse calm with a steady contact, which helps him to slow his thinking down.  They begin by asking him to go to the corners and being conscious of how much release she gives.  They use the haunches in to keep him from pushing his shoulders out. ...