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    Default Accidental piaffe changes plans..

    My mare and I normally train hunter/eq, focusing on flatwork and some lateral work for softness.

    BUT, wow, turns out she has a FAB piaffe and I just happen to have a nice dressage saddle I can have fitted to her, so we'll dabble.

    She offered me a gorgeous piaffe during a panic attack on a trail ride. Instead of rearing or bolting she got uber-light and soft in front, collected on her haunches, and started to piaffe. More leg? More animated piaffe! Aside from the circumstances, it felt AWESOME!!

    Sooo... Hopefully in a couple years we'll be able to achieve that intentionally!!

    EDIT: not much of a point to this post, I'm just feeling some excitement as the saddle fitting nears...
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    Hey, that is a sneak peak of things to come! Just know, the day when those Piaffes come around again when you ask for them may be a very long way off
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    It might come sooner than D_m thinks!

    But make sure not to overdo it. The sacro iliac region/stiffle/back muscle can seriously be painfull if not exercized/muscled slowly.

    Find yourself a great Dressage trainer, learn more about half halts and start the half steps! It will help your Eq a lot!!!

    I do dressage and jumper. And the piaffe is really not that far!



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    Thanks, guys!

    I'm really excited for a number of reasons. I also think the dressage work will be good for her.
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    That's how I taught my first horse piaffe. Use what opportunities you have.


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    Mine does suspended half steps and piaffe/passage to avoid going forward when I ask for a trot transition. *sigh* Apparently we're going straight from intro to the upper levels


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