Featuring: Jean Bemelmans teaching rider Lara Griffith riding Dawning Hopes, 12 yr. old DWB x Blue Hors Silvermoon, Level: I1, S, Advanced, owned by Hilary Sawyer and Leonie Porter. Focus on keeping the horse in front of the leg, thinking uphill from the withers, tempi changes. Up in the withers, withers up, off forehand, hot off the leg, forward, getting your horse forward.
Jean works with Lara on the shoulder in and half pass keeping the proper forward and bend within the movements. Additionally, he helps her think uphill from the withers, keeping the horse in front of her. With Lara, you can very much see the importance