Will Faerber demonstrates how to Stretch in the Piaffe and shows you Bailador coming into a full Piaffe for the first time.
William Faerber demonstrates the technique of stretching the horse forward while developing the piaffe.
San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives you an update on Bailador and continues the Piaffe.
San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and the piaffe.
San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives a demonstration of starting the piaffe with the horse Legolas.
San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber demonstrates Piaffe on Bailador.
Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here with Kristen Balch and her horse Contigo. We are here today to talk about how to begin the piaffe.
We have done a couple months of piaffe on the ground and we have got him doing it pretty nicely, so now we will introduce the weight of the rider. You do not want to do this until the horse is clearly moving the diagonal pairs, then you can begin to add the weight of the rider. In the piaffe, the rider is going to stretch herself up, lightening the saddle, and restrain her back. In other words, she will not have the freedom that you normally have in the back to help the horse move forward. So she is going to restrain in the back a little bit and …
Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride with my good buddy Contigo. About a week and a half ago we showed you how to work a horse in piaffe, so now we are going to continue that.
When starting a horse in piaffe, I tend to do this every other day or so once I have started a horse in it. I want to remind you of the prerequisites to working a horse in piaffe and they are: the horse is correctly working over his back and that you as a rider have developed the ability to ride on the weight of the rein (that is you are able to release to the weight of the rein). Once the horse has developed enough topline to begin this, he must work in the weight of the rein, otherwise if you start …
San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the correct development of the Piaffe.
In the beginning it is a gymnastic tool and done in hand. We are not trying to achieve an immediate correct piaffe but it is one of the best gymnastic exercises to teach the horse to bend the joints in the hindlegs, begin to carry more weight on the hindlegs and to engage the back and stomach muscles. The same thing one is asking for when we ask the horse to collect (albeit to a lesser degree). It is easier for a horse to start developing these abilities in-hand without the weight of the rider and begin the correct muscle development that makes collection easier. So it makes sense to us that a horse start to develop these abilities, muscling and the understanding of the aids that indicate that we would like more engagement, before we start to ask the …