Training Buzz: Riding the Hind Legs for a Flying Change

Grand Prix competitor Shannon Dueck explains how she introduces the flying change.

Welcome to Dressage Today Podcast’s Training Buzz, sponsored by Horse Week, with international Grand Prix competitor Shannon Dueck about how she introduces a single flying change. Early on, she usually doesn’t ask for a change on the diagonal because the horse can get too strong. Dueck starts with walk-canter transitions around the full arena. If the horse can do that easily, then the horse is ready to try the change.

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