Warming Up a Friesian

Top international dressage rider and Olympic silver medalist Adrienne Lyle helps a rider with a Friesian through a warmup.

Adrienne coaches a rider on a Friesian through a warmup. She emphasizes that the contact should stay even, and that sometimes with this breed, they can get too light in the contact since it is easy for them to get upright and short in the neck. The horse must move out and down into the contact. Creating energy in the warmup is useful in the collected work later.

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