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9/2010 Col. Carde, 2nd level, working on a giving hand

Col. Carde helps this rider establish a more giving hand. He gets on the mare and rides her and you can see the difference with a more giving hand. They play with the piaffe and passage.

Video Description

Col. Carde shows the proper rein hold and angle to strive for in addition to beginning the piaffe and passage. In this piece, the mare is resistant to the contact and there is discussion and instruction to specifically work on lessening the resistance.

Colonel Christian Carde-FRA
Colonel Carde, the former director of the French National School at Saumur, Christian Carde is an FEI I judge and founder of ALLEGE-IDEAL, an international organization for promoting classically correct horses (with superb piaffe/passage transitions).