Laura Graves - 02/11/17 - Forward is the Way to Think

Laura Graves reinforces the importance of a quick response off the aids with forward thinking, greatly improving the way of going with this lovely horse. The total running time of this two part video is 39:15.  Lateral work, canter walk transitions, counter canter, leg yield, half pass, Fresian

 

 

 

Video Description

As Laura begins to work with this pair in the walk, she has the rider determine whether the horse is giving the rider the feel in the rein that they want. They post the trot to warm up, and make sure that they use the aids only as needed. They decide to do lateral work in the trot, and also do some changes. Laura asks that they march in the walk, and in preparation for the counter canter they do some walk canter transitions. Laura asks them for a leg yield in the counter canter with a change of bend but no flying change.

Laura Graves-USA
Laura rides for the U.S. Dressage Team and is a World Equestrian Games Competitor, 2014. Living out a “real-life fairtytale” at the 2014 U.S. Dressage Championships in Gladstone (USA) on 12 - 15 June 2014, US rider Laura Graves and her 12-year old Dut