6/2012 - Christoph Hess - 3rd level, Canter Rhythm

As this lovely gelding warms up, Mr. Hess asks for a bit slower tempo so that the horse can be ridden with driving aids.  The front end is overactive in the canter, and the three beat rhythm is not quite clear.  He asks for the canter to be more forward in a light seat.

Video Description

As this lovely gelding warms up, Mr. Hess asks for a bit slower tempo so that the horse can be ridden with driving aids. The front end is overactive in the canter, and the three beat rhythm is not quite clear. He asks for the canter to be more forward in a light seat.

Christoph Hess-GER
Christoph Hess has worked for the German Equestrian Federations training department since 1978 and is presently Director of Training and Education at the German Olympic Committee. He is also an FEI Level 3 (I) judge for Dressage and Eventing. He is act