The warm up begins with trotting and then canter with the mare finding her own rhythm and stretching. This allows her to develop her own cadence. Work starts with a more engaged hind leg in the canter to a walk transition. Watch this video for useful exercises on working the fours, threes, twos and a few ones in a manner appropriate for a seven year old. It's an excellent opportunity to watch a mare has begun piaffe and passage work on improving her technique as she moves up to Grand Prix. They end with a great example of the stretchy trot.
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