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Laura Graves - 08/20/15 - 1st level, Real Connection

Laura Graves helps this rider find true connection. The total running time of this three part video is 35:30.

Video Description

Laura works with this pair on achieving real connection. They begin by establishing contact by rewarding her when she’s on contact, and making it uncomfortable when she isn’t. Laura encourages the rider to have closed fingers with an elastic elbow to create a consistent feel. She has him do a small leg yield out before each transition, and reminds him that if he makes a correction by bumping with the leg, he has to allow with the hand at the same time.

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

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