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    Default Don't know the lingo but....

    Today my nice OTTB mare went laterally and forward at a canter for the very first time. (e.g. diagonal at the canter). We do this at the walk and trot but this was the first time at the canter!!! Good job Angel!!! P.S. What is the appropriate term for this?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mukluk View Post
    Today my nice OTTB mare went laterally and forward at a canter for the very first time. (e.g. diagonal at the canter). We do this at the walk and trot but this was the first time at the canter!!! Good job Angel!!! P.S. What is the appropriate term for this?
    If she was bent in the correct direction-canter half pass.



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    If she was bent in the direction of travel, it was a half pass. If she was straight or bent away from the direction of travel, leg yield.

    In ascii art, assume the horse is going from top to bottom of the screen.
    ___(
    ____(
    _____( -> half pass

    ___)
    ____)
    _____) -> leg yield



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    Thanks!!! We did a leg yield as she was straight to slightly bent from the direction of travel. I was just surprised that she did it so nicely for a first time. I am attempting to get another dressage lesson scheduled as I obviously have so much to learn! Just out of curiosity, at what level do canter leg yields and/or half passes show up in dressage tests. Of course the only dressage I will probably ever do in competition is that needed for lower level eventing.



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    Leg yield is in first level. Half pass in third.

    Second level has shoulder in, haunches in and renvers introduced. You don't do much leg yielding once you pass first. It is considered less beneficial than shoulder in and haunches in.



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