Christoph Hess shows the value of the driving leg and how many facets of riding it improves. Watch for fabulous, flowing, forward transitions and exercises to increase the responsiveness of your horse.
Mr. Hess starts this session off with a great statement- You have to listen with your hands into the horses mouth. They start out with a pleasant trot, but he asks that the rider make the steps bigger with a driving leg. They add a shoulder in and a 10 meter circle in each corner. He asks her to produce the trot with energy and without leaning on the bit. They work on the mare being more responsive to her right leg. They then show some great forward trot canter trot transitions before moving on to transitions within the gait.