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Riding to music - what tempo's for each gait?

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  • Riding to music - what tempo's for each gait?

    I've heard a lot of good things re: riding to music, and besides that would also like to at some point be able to set up a freestyle or something for shows.

    I can't seem to find information on what tempo's are required for what gaits, however.

    What are the general tempo's for each different gait rhythms?

    BC

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    I've heard a lot of good things re: riding to music, and besides that would also like to at some point be able to set up a freestyle or something for shows.

    I can't seem to find information on what tempo's are required for what gaits, however.

    What are the general tempo's for each different gait rhythms?

    BC

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    "Success is relative to how well you stay
    on the horse."
    ^^^^Disgruntled College Student Clique^^^^
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    • #3
      4/4 for walk. 2/4 for trot. 3/4 for canter.

      But, you also have to realize that every horse has a slightly different speed/tempo. You need to get a metronome and figure out what your horse's best rhythm is and then match it to some music.

      It's all about ME, ME, ME!!! (The only signature worthy of a real DQ.)
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      • #4
        http://www.ultimatedressage.com/phpBB/index.php

        The Ultimate Dressage BB has a Forum for Freestyle. A lot of very good information there.

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        • #5
          Fur der piaffe I haff finded that wot I like verrie mucho it be "Oye Como Va." Si.

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          I haff sayed this be fore, I be ein German horse und this it be straight from mein mouth.

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          • #6
            I can just picture you high steppin to that music.a "
            Arabian Clique

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            • #7
              Dear Willem: PLEASE will you choreograph my routine for me?? We have this new thing in carriage driving called "Freestyle Reinsmanship" which is a 2-minute driven kur. My human (I love her, BUT...) keeps threatening me that she's going to use Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" if I don't stop falling in on the corners... Please could you tell her that for a grand old TB like myself, This Truly Cannot BEEEEE? And suggest some alternates?

              Thank you very much, O All-Knowing One!

              Love
              Avery

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              • #8
                This is pretty random, but you know the song Iron Man? I've always wanted to use that in a kur. Woudn't that scare the pants off a judge! I wonder if they would take off...

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