04/2013 - Colonel Christian Carde - 4th level/FEI, Lightness Piaffe and Passage work

Colonel Christian Carde schools an accomplished rider in the piaffe and canter pirouettes.

Video Description

Colonel Carde describes the lightness he is looking for and what the rider needs to do to achieve this. As they encourage the horse to stretch, they look for suppleness and elasticity. After a warm up they work on a correct walk before going to the piaffe. The Colonel assists from the ground for a walk with more activity and lightness in the front.

Colonel Christian Carde-FRA
Colonel Carde, the former director of the French National School at Saumur, Christian Carde is an FEI I judge and founder of ALLEGE-IDEAL, an international organization for promoting classically correct horses (with superb piaffe/passage transitions).