Carl Hester and Richard Davison present three young Grand Prix horses and talk about how they bring them along. - Part 1
In the final session of the Dressage Convention, Carl Hester and Richard Davison present three young Grand Prix horses and talk about how they bring them along. Carl Hester starts with a 9 year old with 3 GPs under his belt, ridden by Katherine Bateson-Chandler, a top American dressage rider. They begin with the exercises they did the previous day, riding a couple of steps of leg yield, then straight, then leg yield while keeping the head in front of the chest. He gives great tips on accurate turns onto the center line. While riding the half pass at the canter they also change the collection during the half pass. They next work on the canter pirouette, and with Carl's guidance they get great quality steps. They begin with the working pirouette and work up to a pirouette on the centerline.