| Category: High School |

It is necessary that both hind legs move simultaneously and identically in both carrying and pushing manner while doing School jumps. Only few horses have two symmetrical hind legs. Most horses tend to put less weight on one hind leg and move the stronger hind leg further forward.

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It is important for the rider to recognize this asymmetry from the beginning of the training. By training the horse straight, the weak hind leg can be made stronger so that the horse is later capable of using both hind legs equally.



| Category: Levade |

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).



Connection Levade – High school

| Category: High School , Levade |

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

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