05/2013 - Christoph Hess - 4th -GP, Stretching for the Upper levels, Day Two

Christoph Hess works on stretching with an upper level horse and applying that essential balance to flying changes, canter pirouettes, and the half steps.

Video Description

We join this pair mid-warmup. (The rider they are speaking of is Eventing legend Bruce Davidson.) They work canter trot canter transitions on a long rein without using the reins. Interestingly they work some flying changes on a very long rein without helping him allowing him to jump through the change.

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