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04/2014 - Alfredo Hernandez - FEI, Passage, Piaffe, Pirouettes

Alfredo Hernandez helps a top level pair school the piaffe, passage and canter pirouettes. He points out that they need to work the front and back end in the piaffe and passage, and that only working the hind end forces them on to the forehand.

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Part 1: Alfredo Hernandez watches this pair warm up and then evaluates what they need to work on in the lesson. He points out that they need to work the front and back end in the piaffe and passage, and that only working the hind end forces them on to the forehand. Alfredo helps him from the ground encouraging him to lift his front legs. We get to see a remarkable improvement in the passage as they continue in their work. When Alfredo gives her his longer whip, the rider is able to produce the steps without help from the ground. Alfredo is very specific on when he wants the rider to use the whip to avoid confusing the horse.

Alfredo Hernandez-USA
Piaffe and Passage specialist. Alfredo, originally from Portugal, specializes in the development of piaffe and passage training with high-level dressage horses. Alfredo says it's never too early to introduce horses to these advanced movements.