DressageTrainingOnlinehas released 3 compact and to the point tutorials from Catherine Haddad (USA) that will help you: Improve or learn to sit a better trot, understand how to own the frame and better your horses stride and poll position and learn how to increase expression in the trot and achieve self carriage. Catherine and her partner, Winymaro were the reserve ride for the US Team for WEG 2010. In 2009 Catherine was ranked 7th in the Western European League. Catherine Haddad represented the USA in the 2007 Rolex World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2006, as a member of the US Team she was named reserve rider for the USEF at the World Equestrian Games. She has lived in Vechta, Germany for the last 10 years, running her own stable, International Dressage.
New Video Tutorial - Learn to improve your sitting trot - Catherine shows you leg position, heel position, knee position, explains how your hips and back should move and feel and gives a tip regarding how to best improve your seat.
Free Sample Mini-ClipNew Video Tutorial - Owning the frame and poll for optimum stride and self carriage. - Catherine explains that she uses the leg yield in the warm up because it loosens up the shoulders so nicely. The goal is to get that outside shoulder to really reach forward and sideways. She then takes you through many frames and poll positions. Here she makes a strong point that one must understand; you always aim for your horses back and front legs to land where your horses nose is pointing...so if your riding behind the vertical you are more than likely restricting your horses stride.
Free Sample Mini-ClipNew Video Tutorial - How to increase expression in the trot and build muscle and strength behind. - Catherine works on self carriage and getting more expression in the trot. If you wondered how to build strength and muscle behind, she shows you what she uses to achieve this. Her work is very playful, moving between trot and passage...she shows how she thinks, WAIT, BE FREE, STEP. Here she feels the expression and builds upon it.
Free Sample Mini-Clip