Riding dressage at the highest level bitless and sometimes with only a neck rope. How Alizée Froment appeared out of nowhere on the stages of Europe. From the very start she amazed the spectators with her incredible bond with her horses, her playful easiness and her sensitive method of training. In this video, we get to know Alizée and her philosophy in her native south of France, from a new perspective. You can see up close and personal how Alizée Froment works with her horses.
The 3 year old PRE stallion Aslan arrived as a two and a half year old at Alizée’s stable and has been gently started under saddle by her. She demonstrates how she goes about working with the young horses and explains why the ground work is such an important part of their training. With clear aids and goals, she guides Aslan under saddle through the dressage work in a playful way. Baby leg yielding, changing the size of the circles and walk-trot transitions all help the stallion to find his balance and develop a consistent contact. She explains how those exercises helps her prepare the horse for bitless riding and how she knows when the right moment is to try it.
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She is an internationally known dressage rider and former National Trainer of the French Pony Dressage Team. She is also internationally renowned for her shows and demonstrations riding the Grand Prix movements with only a neck rope.> more
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