08/2014 - Christoph Hess - 2nd/3rd level, Accepting the Driving Leg

Christoph Hess shows the value of the driving leg and how many facets of riding it improves.  Watch for fabulous, flowing, forward transitions and exercises to increase the responsiveness of your horse.  

Video Description

Mr. Hess starts this session off with a great statement- You have to listen with your hands into the horses mouth. They start out with a pleasant trot, but he asks that the rider make the steps bigger with a driving leg. They add a shoulder in and a 10 meter circle in each corner. He asks her to produce the trot with energy and without leaning on the bit. They work on the mare being more responsive to her right leg. They then show some great forward trot canter trot transitions before moving on to transitions within the gait.

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