Since the last video High Noon has improved even more. Philippe Karl is now starting to work on perfecting each movement such as the flying changes. The lateral work and School Walk are exercises the horse is now mastering and enjoys doing. This mostly forgot movement challenges suppleness and without self-carriage and elevation of the forehand is not possible. “the school walk shows the majesty of a horse”. The walk has lost all lateral tendencies, a good sign and also means High Noon is starting to collect more.
There is one movement in which Philippe Karl needs to go back a few steps. High Noon has started doing the flying changes late behind. The Riding Master shows us the preparation exercises he is doing to correct this: forward canter, outside bend, transition to walk, renvers and transition to counter canter. After this is done several times the flying change is attempted. He does this exercise until the flying changes on the circle happen easily and correctly.
The preparation for piaffe and passage lies in the short, energetic and fluid transitions. Piaffe is helped by riding to halt from trot and then rein back. The first passage steps develop from the transitions between extended trot and collected trot. The horse must be able to shift his weight easily and flexibly and react to a very light leg aid. A relationship has developed between High Noon and Philippe Karl and he believes the horse will be very good as his training goes on.
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Philippe Karl was a rider for famous Cadre Noir in France for thirteen years. He has made a worldwide name for himself as a trainer, author, and founder of the Ecole de Légèreté.> more
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