Daniel Dockx works with a pair schooling tempi changes, canter pirouettes, passage and piaffe. The total running time of this two part video is 32:45. Daniel Dockx brings us a wonderful pair aiming for Grand Prix. Watch this video for some extraordinary examples of the tempi changes, canter pirouettes, passage and schooling piaffe. Daniel brings a calm, organized method to achieving these highest movements of dressage. The total running time of this two part video is 32:45.
Daniel Dockx teaches a lesson with a PSG PRE, showing us a normal day of work and their schooling of the piaffe and passage on the way to Grand Prix. They begin by stretching him down with an open neck, and Daniel encourages her to stretch him forward when he curls. In the trot they work on transitions with in the gait, collecting and then going forward without becoming too short. They show shoulder in on a circle and then half pass in the trot, always encouraging an open neck The piaffe is first followed by passage on a circle which he shows quite a talent for.
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After reversing direction they continue with the passage, controlling his straightness and calmness and offering a stretch afterwards. He asks for them to collect in the walk while on long reins before picking him up for more work. In the canter Daniel asks for a half pass to the flying change, half pass the other way to the flying change as an introduction to the canter zig zag. They next show us fantastic four, three, and two tempi changes, keeping him very straight, and then work on the ones. In the ones he has her keep the horse forward without letting the canter get too short. The canter pirouettes are also exemplary, giving a great visual image of what to strive for. After a stretchy trot they work the horse in hand to introduce the piaffe with a rider. With Daniel assisting from the ground they activate the hind legs and produce a beautiful working piaffe.
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