08/2014 - Christoph Hess - 1st/2nd level, Introducing Flying Changes

Christoph Hess schools the flying changes with an exceptional pair.  Mr. Hess watches how they school the changes on a serpentine with a couple of simple changes, then a flying change.

Video Description

DTO is happy to offer a great schooling opportunity to this amazing horse as it shies strongly away from the camera the first time by! Mr. Hess encourages them to stay in the shoulder in as they work through the hotness. They use the shoulder in on a circle by the camera to help the horse be relaxed and supple in the movement. Adding 10 meter circles in the corners increases the obedience and suppleness. It also sets them up for the next exercise of half pass. The next step is shoulder in to half pass to shoulder in to half pass, and we see the horse have more balance and bending in the work.

Christoph Hess-GER
Christoph Hess has worked for the German Equestrian Federations training department since 1978 and is presently Director of Training and Education at the German Olympic Committee. He is also an FEI Level 3 (I) judge for Dressage and Eventing. He is act