01/2015 - Laurens van Lieren - GP, Preparation

Laurens van Lieren joins DTO with an upper level training session with a Young Rider.  They begin the session by looking for relaxation and then add transitions to add engagement from behind. When Laurens asks for collection he specifies that the horse must be working over his back.

Video Description

DTO welcome Laurens van Lieren to the website with this upper level horse being ridden by a competitor in Young Riders. They begin the session by looking for relaxation and then add transitions to add engagement from behind. When Laurens asks for collection he specifies that the horse must be working over his back. As they go to the sitting trot they work on keeping him regular in the gait and using small aids. To prepare for the trot half pass they first check that when eh’s asked to bend to the left nothing else changes and the balance remains the same. He asks for a half halt within the exercise to check on his balance. With careful preparation they do some lovely half passes and then extensions in the trot.

Laurens van Lieren-NED
Laurens was a member of the Dutch Dressage Team, for 3 years, culminating in the team gold medal and an individual seventh place at the European Championships in Turin in 2007. In 2008, Laurens and Hexagons Ollright, placed sixth in the World Cup final,