Movements

Movements

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  • Steffen Peters – Schooling a Prix St. Georges Horse – Day 2 Part 3

    Episode 1

    Steffen Peters and the rider work on schooling piaffe. Steffen explains the rider needs to use her legs to correct the piaffe, not maintain the piaffe. He also wants to think about this work playfully. They might do some different movements in between and then test a little piaffe to see if it is...

  • Fourth Level Schooling Piaffe

    Episode 2

    When schooling piaffe, the horse needs to close the trot with the muscles flexed. The rider needs to hold the contact and ride the horse up to that. If the horse is willing to hold the contact, he can come back into a more collected trot. The horse is brought back little by little until the rider...

  • Prix St Georges Schooling Passage and Piaffe

    Episode 3

    Laura suggests building the passage from the trot rather than the walk. She wants the horse to get a big, bouncy trot before asking him to come back. She advises passaging to the hand rather than bringing the horse back to passage. Similarly, she wants the half-steps to come back from a bouncy, f...

  • Prix St Georges Schooling Piaffe

    Episode 4

    Laura takes some time to explain how to take the next step in training the piaffe. If you drive the horse in the piaffe, you are basically telling him not to stay on the spot. However, the horse needs to be more active. To make this happen, bring him back in the trot and then ask him to have quic...

  • Grand Prix Piaffe and Passage Part 1

    Episode 5

    They start working in passage. Laura suggests moving him slightly laterally in the passage so the horse loosens up throughout his entire body. When transitioning from passage to piaffe, the horse tends to get tight and lose the tempo behind. She feels the tempo is most important and, with this pa...

  • Grand Prix Piaffe and Passage Part 2

    Episode 6

    At the end of the ride, they return to the piaffe and passage. Laura continues to stress suppling the horse while in passage but trying to make him sharper with the whip. When the horse loses his right hind leg, Laura suggests moving him slightly off the rider right leg to move that right hind un...

  • Riding an Andalusian-Arabian Piaffe and Passage

    Episode 7

    Laura shows a variety of ways to create piaffe. She first demonstrates and explains how rein back can turn into piaffe, and then she shows it developing from walk. She shows how to teach that piaffe is fun for both horse and rider and not stressful by explaining and demonstrating the aids.

  • In-hand Piaffe - Part 1

    Episode 8

    Laura explains and demonstrates her process of warming up a horse in-hand. She shows how she holds the reins and the whip. She goes through what she does with groundwork, including different size circles and leg yielding before going into piaffe steps. Please note: Spurs should not be worn during...

  • In-hand Piaffe - Part 2

    Episode 9

    Laura shows how she asks for quality piaffe in-hand. She shows how she uses her reins and her body language to keep the horse relaxed because she doesn't want him to get tense. She starts off easily and then asks for more.

  • In-hand Piaffe - Part 3

    Episode 10

    Laura gives a piaffe demonstration with her Arabian/Oldenburg to show some differences between how she schools different horses. She also shows how it can be done without the reins.

  • Intermediate II, Part 1 - Piaffe

    Episode 11

    Janet explains Intermediate II and assists from the ground in the piaffe with two horses.

  • Intermediate II, Part 2 - Piaffe/Passage

    Episode 12

    Janet works with both on transitions from piaffe to passage.

  • Focus on basics, changes and piaffe and passage with Martin Schaudt Part 1

    Episode 13

    Focus on basics, changes and piaffe and passage with Martin Schaudt

  • How to Introduce Piaffe and Passage 1

    Episode 14

    Juan Manuel Muńoz Diaz introduces the two horses that will be used in this session, starting with a 6 year old who is just beginning piaffe. He introduces the whip and rewards the horse for trying and keeping calm. Juan touches with the whip to ask the horse to lift his leg higher in the walk, wh...

  • Focus on basics, changes and piaffe and passage with Martin Schaudt Part 2

    Episode 15

    Focus on basics, changes and piaffe and passage with Martin Schaudt

  • Introducing Piaffe

    Episode 16

    A young rider asks about the best way to introduce piaffe.

  • Working on a giving hand and Piaffe Passage with Colonel Christian Carde

    Episode 17

    Working on a giving hand and Piaffe Passage with Colonel Christian Carde

  • Working on a giving hand and Piaffe Passage with Colonel Christian Carde

    Episode 18

    Working on a giving hand and Piaffe Passage with Colonel Christian Carde

  • Working on a giving hand and Piaffe Passage with Colonel Christian Carde

    Episode 19

    Working on a giving hand and Piaffe Passage with Colonel Christian Carde

  • Vitor Silva - Piaffe and Passage

    Episode 20

    Vitor Silva brings us this video of piaffe and passage from the saddle. He assists from the ground, beginning with a horse who has begun this work already. He covers how the rider should ride the piaffe and passage, keeping the horse in front of the leg. He warns against getting the steps too far...

  • Vitor Silva - Piaffe and Passage

    Episode 21

    Vitor Silva brings us this video of piaffe and passage from the saddle. He assists from the ground, beginning with a horse who has begun this work already. He covers how the rider should ride the piaffe and passage, keeping the horse in front of the leg. He warns against getting the steps too far...

  • Vitor Silva - Piaffe and Passage

    Episode 22

    Vitor Silva brings us this video of piaffe and passage from the saddle. He assists from the ground, beginning with a horse who has begun this work already. He covers how the rider should ride the piaffe and passage, keeping the horse in front of the leg. He warns against getting the steps too far...

  • Training piaffe/passage - Hilda Gurney

    Episode 23

    Hilda shows you on three horses with different riders and at different levels how she trains this upper level movement. She shows you how she develops a dwell in the front legs to assist in passage and how to correct a horse that sits too much behind. She teaches both movements from the walk and ...

  • Training with Ernst Hoyos Part 2 - Piaffe and Passage

    Episode 24

    Ernst Hoyos works with Lisa Wilcox on Gallant Reflection HU (Reef) on the Piaffe and Passage.