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The Marriage of Lateral Work and Natural Collection

Lateral work consists of the shoulder-in, travers, renvers and half pass. We start with the simple shoulder-in and, when the horse understands this and can do it easily, we progress to travers (quarters-in) and renvers (quarters-out).  When these movements are established, … Continue reading

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Beginning lateral work

When we teach the higher movements, we only ask the horses for a little here and there, for only a short time, and only a few times.  Then we leave the horse alone and go back to the basic things, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Transitions in Training

By Manolo Mendez Copyright © 2002 Manolo Mendez Head Rider from the Royal Spanish School in Jerez (home of the 2002 World Equestrian Games) continues his series of articles on training the horse … from the very first kindergarten days … Continue reading

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