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08/2015 - Laura Graves - 3rd level, Responsibility of the Horse

Laura Graves works with this rider on responsiveness and the steps to build the canter pirouette. The total running time of this four part video is 51:30.

Video Description

Laura Graves meets the first rider of this clinic, and they discuss the goals and history of the first horse. From the get go she has them make sure he moves off her leg immediately. Laura explains the horse’s responsibility in creating enough energy for there to be throughness. She offers great advice on suppling, and they run through all the lateral work at the walk. As they go to the canter, Laura continues to encourage the rider to make sure he’s in front of her leg and also straight. She has an excellent discussion on how to know when your warm up is done.

Laura Graves-USA
Laura rides for the U.S. Dressage Team and is a World Equestrian Games Competitor, 2014. Living out a “real-life fairtytale” at the 2014 U.S. Dressage Championships in Gladstone (USA) on 12 - 15 June 2014, US rider Laura Graves and her 12-year old Dut

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