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Catherine Haddad - 1/19/17 - PSG Warm Up Preparation for PSG test, counter canter, canter pirouette, flying change, straightness

Catherine Haddad narrates a warm up for the PSG test, thoughtfully and methodically going through the steps of preparing your horse for riding the best test.  The total running time of this video is 27:00.






Video Description

Catherine Haddad coaches a “green” PSG horse, talking through all the points that the rider needs to check before entering the arena to rider their test. They start with the walk in a good forward rhythm before moving on the working trot rising in about a Training Level frame to warm up. They make sure they are straight, forward and in front of the leg. They check that they can send the horse forward and come back within the trot. Leg yield is next, and Catherine explains why it’s part of the warm up for any level. When they go to the canter they begin in a bit more than a Training level frame and gradually brings the horse up. They check straightness on the quarterline, add 10 meter circles and also for forward and collect in the canter. They school the counter canter after crossing on the long diagonal and prepare for a flying change at C. They repeat this in the other direction. As they take a walk break Catherine explains why with this horse at this point in her training they choose what to practice in the warm up as well as why they do it at certain places in the arena.

Catherine Haddad-Staller-USA
Catherine Haddad, a member of the US Team many times over, World Cup, WEG, Olympic Trials competitor. Catherine currently trains on the east coast and in Florida during season, previously living and training out of her farm in Vechta, Germany, for many ma

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