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Nicholas Fyffe - 11/515 - Self Carriage Self Carriage, half halt, tension, relaxation

Nicholas Fyffe teaches this critical lesson on the need for self carriage.  The total running time of this four part video is 51:30.

Video Description

When this pair begins to warm up, Nicholas has them think about the ability for a down transition at any given moment. He uses riding a square to get them to do half halts more often and to get the horse to wait for her. He asks that she find a place to give in the walk so the horse relaxes. Nicholas rides him, repeating the square exercise and looking for the ability to slow him down without him raising his head.

Nicholas Fyffe - AUS
Australian Dressage Team, winner of 2007 Tri Nations Cup, Johannesburg - long listed 2008 Beijing Olympics, Prix St Georges Cup in Melbourne, Australian National Dressage Elite Squad