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Develop Piaffe with Hilda Gurney, Part 2

A guide for training this collected movement under saddle

Credit: Silke Rottermann It is a requirement of dressage that the horse go with his poll at the highest point and his nose slightly in front of the vertical. A person on the ground can help you tell if this requirement is met. If someone is not available, mirrors are a good substitute.

How to Determine If Your Horse Is Behind the Vertical (Without Mirrors!)

USDF ā€œSā€ judge Marilyn Heath offers advice on how to tell if your dressage horse is going with his poll at the highest point and his nose slightly in front of the vertical.

Credit: Doug McGlothlin Training the young horse on the long lines often will be safer and more productive with a front handler.

Training the Piaffe with Long Lines

Kathy Connelly explains how taking that first step toward the ultimate goal in dressage can be simplified by proper execution of this productive technique.