Tuesday, May. 28, 2024

2016 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Sessions

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U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach and Olympic bronze medalist Christine Traurig drills the riders on the flat in the clinic's opening session.
On the final day of the 2015 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Sessions, the riders tested their new found knowledge over a course designed by Steve Stephens.
On the infamous no-stirrups day of the George Morris clinic, riders learned the importance of using a "take and give" method of getting their mounts to submit to their hand.
"Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect," said George Morris on Day 3 of the George H. Morris Horsemastership Clinic, as his students practiced finding distances, forming a connection with their horses, and more.

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On Day 2 of his clinic, George Morris stressed the fundamental importance of keeping a light, forward seat as the riders worked their horses over trot fences, combinations, liverpools and more.
With the first day devoted to flatwork, Morris focused on effective use of the aids to ensure the horse is working correctly.
Riders put together courses and use the knowledge they gained throughout the week to ride accurately and smoothly.
Several key concepts on the flat from the week were reiterated, but made much harder without stirrups.
George focuses on more gymnastics that test the adjustability and obedience of the horses.

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