Helen Langehanenberg rides a young gelding schooling changes, canter pirouettes and half steps. The total running time of this two part video is 25:45.
Helen rides a 7 year old gelding who has just started showing at the M and S level. After walking for 15 minutes before the video, she begins her warm up on this elastic young horse riding big lines and asking for stretch. They show wonderful stretch at the canter, through the canter trot transitions, and through transitions within the gaits. All of this is preparation for the work of the session, loosening and warming his muscles. Before going to the movements she makes sure he is responsive to her aids for collection and going forward. When they start with the single changes they pick unusual lines to avoid anticipation by the horse. Helen next asks for three changes on the long diagonal which are straight, but the next diagonal poses a few issues. She corrects this by asking for more suppleness on the right side.