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Steffen Peters – Managing a Strong Mare – Part 3

Rider Position and Aids • 8m 3s

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    Kasey works with a horse and rider pair on keeping a steady, forward rhythm. They do quick transitions, including bringing the trot almost back to walk before going forward, to help improve his forward reaction. She suggests the rider make a sharper request, so the horse respects her ask. Adding ...

  • Assertive Rider Communication – Part 1

    Steffen starts this session by riding the horse. He focuses first on the horse's reaction to the leg and then takes up the contact. He spends plenty of time working in the walk to allow the horse to relax. Then he works on the same ideas in the trot until the horse is comfortable there, too.

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    Steffen works the horse in canter. He feels that the horse gets confused with the leg aids in canter, so he does exercises to help the horse understand what he wants. Steffen continues working on getting the horse to relax and use his topline going both directions.