06/2015 - Catherine Haddad - 1st level, Straightness First

Catherine Haddad has a demo rider demonstrate the importance of straightness. The total running time of this two part video is 26:00.

Video Description

The next horse in the arena for this demo day with Catherine Haddad is barely five year old. They have been working on straightness, and shows his swinging back in his swinging tail. Catherine gives an excellent description of riding to the bit. As she warms up, Catherine explains how the rider controls the length of stride, and they do transitions within the trot. She has chosen to ride him in a normal frame before stretching him, and Catherine talks about how his hips and loin should move and swing in the trot. They do some canter work and then Catherine has her demonstrate putting her horse in a stretchy trot rather than letting him do a stretchy trot.

Catherine Haddad-Staller-USA
Catherine Haddad, a member of the US Team many times over, World Cup, WEG, Olympic Trials competitor. Catherine currently trains on the east coast and in Florida during season, previously living and training out of her farm in Vechta, Germany, for many ma

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