An Eye for Horses Part 2: Evaluating the Basic Gaits



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Do you know how to tell if the basic gaits of a horse are not pure, or if there is a fault? Can you spot a horse with good gaits? After watching this video, absolutely! Martin Plewa explains what a good walk, trot, and canter look like.

The rider can make or break the gaits of a horse. This is why it is so important to understand how the gaits should look, how best to influence them, improve them and why regularity, ground coverage, and elasticity play such a vital role in all gaits.

 

Further videos in this series:
 
 

You will learn in this video:

  • The basic functioning of each gait
  • Why the walk is the most challenging gait to improve
  • Why the back of your horse is so important for quality gaits

Martin Plewa

Martin Plewa is a representative of the classical riding apprenticeship. He was appointed riding master and learned with great masters such as Major a.D. Paul Stecken and Colonel a.D. Hans Winkel. For over 50 years he has been riding and training dressage, jumping as well as eventing. From 1985 to 2001 he was the national trainer of eventing in Germany.

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