Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 2: Riding correct transitions and improving the canter



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The correct design of the warm-up phase is the prerequisite for a successful riding session as well as good transitions. Uta makes sure that Deliano carries himself and stretches forwards and downwards correctly. She will show you why and how you should adapt the structure of the warm-up phase to the characteristics of your horse.

Uta tries to ride the transitions with as little effort as possible. Can you ride with almost invisible aids? Uta explains how your horse learns to collect during the walk-trot transitions. The aim of the side going is to maintain motivation: "Stop immediately if it's good".

"Everything that some horses have trouble with is easy for him", Uta Gräf enthuses about Deliano. Nevertheless, she is careful not to overwork him - especially during this growing up phase, this could put him under a lot of strain. Take a look at the exercises Uta uses to improve load absorption of the hind legs during the canter work and how she introduces the exercises in a playful way.

You learn in this video:

  • Why riding transitions is so important for the correct training of horses
  • How to introduce the collection to your horse with walk-trot transitions.
  • How you can playfully introduce the canter exercises to your horse

Further videos in this series: 

Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 1: Improving expression starts at the warm-up phase

Uta Gräf

Uta Gräf made a name for herself on the international stage with her sensitive riding. Through her unusual combination of high-level dressage riding and allowing her horses to live as naturally as possible. She has become a role model for changing attitudes towards the horse and dressage for the better. 

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