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Straightness with Debbie McDonald


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  • Straightness

    Steffen begins with this mare moving up to Third by asking for walk halt transitions that show relaxation.  In the walk pirouettes he emphasizes she should be responsive to the outside leg aids and uses them to teach the aids and sequence of the steps.  He helps her develop the correct leg positi...

  • Straightness 2

    They proceed to the canter, and when the mare swaps leads when she asks for collection Steffen has her explain it in a walk pirouette.  At the canter again on a 20 meter circle they ride haunches in, lengthen, bring the haunches in and then ask for collection.  They experiment with keeping her st...

  • Straightness 3

    They take a walk break, but Steffen still has them work on the quality and tempo of the walk before returning to the canter.  He has them ride the centerline in the canter to teach her when the rider straightens her she is not asking for a change. By being accurate on the turn to the centerline s...