USDF E-Learning

USDF E-Learning

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Welcome to USDF eLearning! Supplement your dressage knowledge with exclusive access to USDF events including full-length videos from the Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conferences and USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forums. USDF members can receive education credits toward USDF University by watching video collections and completing the quiz. USDF members will automatically receive education credits upon completion of the quiz. Education credits are applied toward a member’s USDF University Year-End Achievements.

To receive USDF University education credits, watch all videos in a collection and complete the quiz linked within the collection. Education credits will be awarded to all current USDF members upon quiz completion. Please allow up to 1-2 weeks for processing for credits to appear on your USDF transcript.

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  • Cavalletti Work, Part 6

    Episode 1

    Finally, they go to four raised poles in trot and you can see the horse's exuberance. They then go to canter over the poles.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 5

    Episode 2

    In this section the horse keeps wanting to jump over the cavalletti. Ingrid gives the description of how to take and give and the utmost importance of it. Advanced techniques for cavalletti begin.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 4

    Episode 3

    Questions are answered about equipment used over cavalletti while longing and how to do a half halt. They end with introducing a horse who is new to cavallettis.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 3

    Episode 4

    Next, Ingrid has the rider ask for reach from the shoulder and looks to get the hind end to step under while focusing on straightness and improving the gaits. They next move into working on walk pirouettes, which improve by incorporating the cavallettis.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 2

    Episode 5

    Next, Ingrid discusses Intermediate pole work. She explains the difference between sitting trot and posting trot over the poles, and discusses whether this work can be used with older horses. She also answers questions on whether to raise the height of the poles and the spacing between them.

  • Cavalletti Work, Part 1

    Episode 6

    German Olympian and World Champion event rider Ingrid Klimke explains how to first introduce the horse to the cavalletti. She demonstrates how to walk and trot over polls and how to use your position. Placement between poles should be approximately 1.20m or 5-feet apart approximately.