Catherine Haddad, poll position, frame, poll, loosening the shoulders, vertical, first level, 1st level, second level, third level, 4th level, PSG, Grand Prix, 2nd level, 3rd level, 4th level, self carriage
Catherine explains that she uses the leg yield in the warm up because it loosens up the shoulders so nicely. The goal is to get that outside shoulder to really reach forward and sideways. She then takes you through many frames and poll positions. Here she makes a strong point that one must understand; you always aim for your horses back and front legs to land where your horses nose is pointing...so if your riding behind the vertical you are more than likely restricting your horses stride.