Movements

Movements

18 Seasons

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  • Steffen Peters – Schooling a Prix St. Georges Horse – Day 2 Part 1

    Episode 1

    Steffen Peters and a clinic rider work on lengthening and collecting the canter on the long side with the goal that the transitions are easily available to the rider. In the canter pirouette, Steffen explains that the outside leg is a reminding leg – not a constant aid. There is a careful balance...

  • Schooling Walk Pirouettes

    Episode 2

    Following a brief warm-up in walk and trot, they move on to walk pirouettes. In the walk pirouette, it is extremely common for horses to slow down and to want to push the haunches to the outside. Those are two important issues for the rider to be aware of. When training the walk pirouette, Steffe...

  • Riding an Andalusian-Arabian Walk Pirouette

    Episode 3

    Laura explains and demonstrates the walk pirouette. First, she explains the difference between turns on the haunches and walk pirouette. She starts with walking a corner and then going straight and shows different mistakes that can be made. Then she demonstrates step-by-step how to prepare and ex...

  • Fourth Level Canter Pirouette

    Episode 4

    They start working in collected canter. The more collected the horse becomes, the more important the contact is. It important to find an easy canter on contact on a small circle. If the horse breaks to trot, the rider needs to make a quick correction. When the rider gets a good moment, then the h...

  • Prix St. Georges - Schooling Canter Pirouettes

    Episode 5

    They school the beginnings of canter pirouettes. They start with bringing the canter back on the long side and then on a circle. When that feels good, they ask for more of a pirouette turn. They also work on the canter going into and coming out of the movement. Then they practice the pirouette on...

  • Grand Prix Movements Canter Pirouette

    Episode 6

    They start with some walk canter transitions, and Laura explains that the horse needs to be hot on the hind legs, not hot running off and getting long. The horse struggles a bit in the very collected canter, which is the canter needed for the pirouette. Laura has the rider do leg yield and haunch...

  • Grand Prix Canter Pirouettes

    Episode 7

    In the canter pirouette, Laura wants the rider to get the horse sharper in the movement. That will help him carry himself within the pirouette. When he gets a little stuck, she can go out a little bit and then come back to staying on the spot. By changing the size of the pirouette, it helps him s...

  • Riding the Magic Square with an Upper-Level Horse

    Episode 8

    Grand Prix competitor AnnA Buffini demonstrates riding a square on her Grand Prix mare. The focus is on sMoller squares, tighter turns and more being on the aids to help solidify collection and straightness. The goal is to ride quarter pirouette turns with true upper-level collection all while ma...

  • Fourth/PSG - Part Two - Canter Pirouettes

    Episode 9

    Judy gives them tips on keeping the quickness behind in the pirouette.

  • Transition, and pirouettes with Hilda Gurney Part 1

    Episode 10

    Transition, and pirouettes with Hilda Gurney

  • Transition, and pirouettes with Hilda Gurney Part 2

    Episode 11

    Transition, and pirouettes with Hilda Gurney

  • Working canter pirouettes with Axel Steiner

    Episode 12

    This gelding has already warmed up, and this session begins with working canter pirouettes. Mr. Steiner warns against the horse stalling out in the canter, and at this stage in his training he isn't sitting as much. The rider is asked to make sure he keeps the activity in the hind end.

  • Working canter pirouettes with Axel Steiner

    Episode 13

    This gelding has already warmed up, and this session begins with working canter pirouettes. Mr. Steiner warns against the horse stalling out in the canter, and at this stage in his training he isn't sitting as much. The rider is asked to make sure he keeps the activity in the hind end.

  • Walk pirouettes, getting horse on the aids 2

    Episode 14

    Peter shows great patience and kindness in waiting for these two talented ponies to settle, giving us a great chance to see a young rider on a young pony calmly working through nervousness.  Peter explains that the FEI ponies have to be working at a good Medium level, and how important the walk i...

  • Walk pirouettes, getting horse on the aids 3

    Episode 15

    They now work on simple changes, preparing by doing transitions within the gaits.  Peter encourages her to be soft in her transitions.  The younger pony shows a beautiful canter that need sot work towards a more carrying on the hindquarters.  In the stretchy trot he shows great swing.  They work ...

  • Walk Pirouettes with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 16

    Walk Pirouettes with Peter Gmoser

  • Walk Pirouettes with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 17

    Walk Pirouettes with Peter Gmoser

  • Walk Pirouettes with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 18

    Walk Pirouettes with Peter Gmoser

  • Walk Pirouettes and Easy Transitions - Part 1

    Episode 19

    Nicholas has worked with this Fourth Level pair before.  As they walk in the warm up he already requires that the rider pay attention to details- making sure he stretches down and out, and how he goes off the bit when they change directions.  In the trot he insists that she position the neck in a...

  • Walk Pirouettes and Easy Transitions - Part 2

    Episode 20

    They finish with the walk pirouettes before going to the canter.  They work on a rubber band exercise where they work on transitions within the canter.  With the collected  canter they do a canter serpentine with no change of lead.  Nicholas helps them stay round in these exercises and warns agai...

  • Walk Pirouettes and Easy Transitions - Part 3

    Episode 21

    Nicholas offers advice on when to start again with the aids rather than making the aids stronger.  He explains where the head tilt and why he choses to work on other issues first.  They do more walk pirouettes, starting them sMoller and then making the steps bigger.  They stick a bit to the left,...

  • Walk and Canter Pirouettes with Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz

    Episode 22

    Walk and Canter Pirouettes with Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz

  • Relaxation and Stretching, working pirouette and half steps with Christoph Hess

    Episode 23

    As they warm up in a stretchy trot, Mr. Hess has them do a slight shoulder in on the circle while remaining on the snaffle rein. He explains about the use of the inside leg and outside rein to encourage the stretch. They work on lengthening the neck during the ride.

  • Relaxation and Stretching, working pirouette and half steps with Christoph Hess

    Episode 24

    As they warm up in a stretchy trot, Mr. Hess has them do a slight shoulder in on the circle while remaining on the snaffle rein. He explains about the use of the inside leg and outside rein to encourage the stretch. They work on lengthening the neck during the ride.