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Cesar Torrente - 12/29/16 - Engage the Hindquarters

Cesar Torrente a schools this upper level pair on exercises that increase the carrying power in the hindquarters. The total running time of this three part video is  19:30.  trot half pass, shoulder in, engagement, sitting, carrying power






Video Description

Cesar Torrente helps this beautiful pair warm up, and the horse shows great relaxation, bend in both directions and stretch. They use trot serpentines to check that he bends both ways and then leg yield from center line to the long side. For the shoulder in on the quarter line they work towards a bit less angle and more bend. They add haunches in after a volte and give him a walk break When they return to work they now ask him for more engagement with lots of transitions, eventually asking for only one walk step. and then trot halt trot transitions. Cesar explains the importance of the halts being still. They do trot walk trot transitions in the shoulder in position.

Cesar Torrente-COL
Cesar Torrente is a native of Colombia who in addition to being the first judge to graduate through the new FEI 3* system, is also an avid rider and FEI competitor. His unique combination of a judge’s perspective and a rider’s experience make him a