Levade

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Levade1 256x300 LevadeIn the levade the horse carries 100% of its weight on the hindquarter, in which it bends its hind legs equally in the same moment.

The back makes an angle of about 35 degrees and the wither remains at the same height as when standing with a maximum of a hand width higher or lower.

The horse folds its front legs under its body and remains in this position for 2 or 3 seconds.

The hind legs are not supposed to be placed wide and/or uneven (one hind leg further forward than the other).

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Connection Levade – High school

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All exercises are part of the Academic Art of Riding and are derived from the natural movements of the horse.

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History High school

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AlexanderDeGrote 274x300 History High schoolThe High School exercises were already used in ancient Greece to show the skills of horse and rider and in times of war, the exercises were used as defense.

In the 17th and 18th century, the exercises were further developed as an art form.

At the end of the 18th century, the armies of Napoleon made the baroque glory come to an end.

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