Movements

Movements

18 Seasons

Learn more about specific movements, from training and fine-tuning to troubleshooting.

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  • Shoulder-In and Half Pass in Trot

    Episode 1

    FEI 5* Judge Janet Foy provides tips on riding trot shoulder-in and half pass. In a well-schooled horse, the rider outside leg does not need to be driving the entire time. Instead, the inside leg creates engagement, cadence and forward impulsion. She also reminds us that we in the training, we do...

  • Shoulder-In at Trot

    Episode 2

    FEI 5* Judge Janet Foy helps a rider with a horse that has been a hunter learn shoulder-in. In the corner, the rider must decide if there is enough bend or if the horse is forward enough. After doing a few steps of shoulder-in, straighten and then go forward to replace any energy lost.

  • Connection in Shoulder-in

    Episode 3

    Laura works on improving the connection in the trot because the horse mouth is busy, and she is a little low in the poll. She works on shoulder-in and goes through the what, how and why of the rider aids and the horse responses. She demonstrates what happens when the rider body gets imbalanced in...

  • Video 2: In the walk they work on the leg yield with a shoulder in in the front.

    Episode 4

    Video 2: In the walk they work on the leg yield with a shoulder in in the front. They do many walk trot transitions, making sure that he does not lean on the outside shoulder. Because this horse has big movements in the canter, it would be easy for him to lose his balance and the clear three be...

  • Riding Without Stirrups - Part 6 - Travers and Shoulder In

    Episode 5

    They ride travers and shoulder in, switching between the two to show the horse is responsive and on the aids.

  • Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen part 1

    Episode 6

    Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen part 2

    Episode 7

    Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen part 3

    Episode 8

    Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen part 4

    Episode 9

    Shoulder in, half pass, canter pirouette - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen Part 1

    Episode 10

    Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen Part 2

    Episode 11

    Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen Part 3

    Episode 12

    Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen Part 4

    Episode 13

    Shoulder in, Changes, half pass - Henk Van Bergen

  • Shoulder in work.

    Episode 14

    Shoulder in work.

  • Shoulder in work.

    Episode 15

    Shoulder in work.

  • Riding the Shoulder-In

    Episode 16

    Grand Prix trainers and competitors Todd Flettrich and Ruth Hogan-Poulsen discuss and demonstrate riding the shoulder-in. This lateral movement performed on three tracks is excellent for developing engagement, suppleness and freedom of the outside shoulder. They cover the proper aids for riding i...

  • Riding Without Stirrups - Part 5 - Leg Yields and Shoulder In

    Episode 17

    Axel gives great coaching on achieving a better free walk. They ride leg yields working on keeping the same trot with good rider positioning. Axel explains how to ride the shoulder in with the horse connected to the outside rein.

  • Connected and In Front of the Leg - Part Two - Shouler In, Shoulder Fore

    Episode 18

    They work on having the riders leg in the proper position for shoulder in to get more bend rather than more angle. Lars explains how rider position and the correct use of aids affect all movements.

  • Exercises for Straightness 2

    Episode 19

    They move to the trot, and Laura explains that this mare may have a year of going short in the neck while she learns how to seek contact with the bit, but that is a phase in her training.  Laura has her leg yield at the trot from the quarterline to the wall, looking for straightness.  They next w...

  • How to better your shoulder in - Catherine Haddad Staller

    Episode 20

    Catherine shows you the trot she is after in shoulder in and how to get your horse to lift his shoulders during the movement, instead on falling on the forehand and becoming over-round. Falling on the forehand is something so many riders allow to happen in this movement, thus this is a wonderful ...

  • Exercises for Suppleness

    Episode 21

    Scott asks them to be forward with a round topline, and the previous work reaps benefits in the shoulder in. He offers great variations to help in the harder direction.

  • Exercises for Straightness 1

    Episode 22

    Laura Graves begins with a slightly nervous mare by warming the pair up in a trot and asking the rider to change her tempo and look to the inside when she spooks.  They look for more length in her body and relaxation.  When they go to the canter they incorporate single loop serpentines to the qua...

  • Control Shoulders and Haunches to Improve Straightness

    Episode 23

    Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel works with a rider and her Spanish horse on creating spring in the horse movement, as well as gaining better control of the horse shoulders and haunches to improve the straightness and alignment in his body.