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Do not forget: trot is, above all, the search for regularity, cadence and roundness. You dream of a horse perfectly on the bit, with a beautiful head-carriage, the poll high, very well!... but it is sometimes better to work the trot with a lower poll, even a low neck, while very relaxed. (I do not say behind the bit!) When the poll is high, and it does not result from a clear engagement of the hindquarters but just from the rider's hand actions, the horse will only hollow his back and strain his hocks.

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg


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As with walk, the first priority with trot is to look for the purity of the gait.

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"You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else."

William Cavendish the 1st Duke of Newcastle


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"We imitate our masters only because we are not yet masters ourselves, and only because in doing so we learn the truth about what cannot be imitated"

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"As the blind person touches the object before him very softly and lightly with his fingertips in order not to interfere with the work of the sensitive nerve ends by too much pressure, so it is the rider's first obligation to keep soft and natural those parts of his body with which he feels his horse. If his seat meets this requirement, he will soon feel the movement of the horse's legs and will be able to distinguish each individual one; he will thus have the means at his disposal with which to control them as if they were his own.

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"Always close the door to the high-tech world firmly behind you and walk through a corridor of relaxation and collection, before you enter the space that is occupied by creatures who are closer to nature than many people of this day and age."

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"That hoss wasn't built to tread the earth
, He took natural to the air,
And every time he went aloft,
He tried to leave me there."
--Anonymous Tribute to an Unmanageable Horse


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"The half-halt may be described as a 'call to attention' to prepare the horse for the next command of his rider. It can be employed to shorten the stride, improve the contact and collection, and give notice to the horse that an exercise requiring greater proficiency is about to be demanded."

-Alois Podhajsky

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I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

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Half-halts must never be confused with a backward action of one or both reins, which would only serve to make the horse tight through its back, block the action of the hind legs and so make a smooth transition impossible.

Richtlinien für Reiten und Fahren


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The piaffe is not only for the advanced horse. It is very useful for improving the carrying power of the haunches in young horses.

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Turn your eyes, not your head.

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It is absolutely physically impossible to collect a horse without having a very good seat.

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At the Spanish Riding School, novice riders spend a minimum of two years on the lunge before they progress to riding the horse unassisted in the arena.

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It is important that the rider has control of the section of the spine which connects ribcage and pelvis, as this is the most mobile section of the backbone. The spine should not be allowed to hollow either forwards or backwards, but should support the ribcage with an "upward" feeling. There should be no tension in the spine - if the rider's back is stiff, the horse's back will unable to swing; neither should the spine be floppy, which would result in the rider being unable to use the seat to influence the horse.

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg
(Kottas on Dressage: ISBN978-1-905693-05-4)


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On the canter depart:

How do you do this with young horse? Shortly after his breaking in, the horse can canter very freely from the trot. he must now learn to canter at the rider's command together with voice and whip aids.

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg
(Kottas on Dressage: ISBN978-1-905693-05-4)


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