Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 3: Improving the Flying Changes

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Deliano is coming along well and Uta Gräf is introducing the FEI movements. The most important factor is that the gelding remains in self carriage. Have a look at what Uta does to continually check if Deliano really is on the aids and how she playfully introduces new exercises.
Even in the warm-up phase Uta asks for some flying changes. We get to see what she does in the working phase to collect the canter and get the gelding to do slightly smaller changes. Being aware of how your horse is on that particular day will only improve your training: "normally it is good to ride forward in the changes but today with Deliano it was necessary to bring him back a tiny bit"
To improve the collection and therefore, his ability to carry more weight behind, spiralling the circle smaller and back out again, was a helpful exercise for Deliano today. Uta explains the aids she gives and shows us what to be aware of. Another helpful exercise is playing with travers in the canter.

Further videos in this series: 

Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 1: Improving Expression Starts at the Warm-Up Phase
Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 2: Riding Correct Transitions and Improving the Canter

You will learn in this video:

  • How to introduce flying changes
  • Improving the collected canter
  • How to introduce new exercises in a playful way

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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