02/2014 - Catherine Haddad - 2nd level, Suppleness, Counter canter, bend

Catherine Haddad works with James Alliston on suppleness, bend and throughness.  She recommends a warm up with lots of canter before sitting the trot. She challenges James to be soft in his arms and be aware of the movements of his head. On a twenty meter circle, they practice going forward and back in the canter.

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In this lesson with Catherine Haddad and James Alliston, James rides a beautiful Thoroughbred mare. She recommends a warm up with lots of canter before sitting the trot. She challenges James to be soft in his arms and be aware of the movements of his head. On a twenty meter circle, they practice going forward and back in the canter. In the counter canter they look for more bend in her body, and then change the flexion with her haunches to the outside allowing for more suppling.

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Catherine Haddad, a member of the US Team many times over, World Cup, WEG, Olympic Trials competitor. Catherine currently trains on the east coast and in Florida during season, previously living and training out of her farm in Vechta, Germany, for many ma

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