Higher school of riding
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Higher school of riding

Ballotade Ballotade.

The element of the higher school of riding. Jump on the spot, in which the horse is in the air, the front legs are bent to the stomach and the rear unbends in the putovyh joints, as if showing horseshoes. After landing on all four legs, the horse moves on to the piaffe.

The gallop on three legs, the Gallop on three legs.

Exercise of the higher school of riding – an artificial gallop in which one of the front legs of the horse is always stretched forward and does not touch the ground. Performed alternately with the left and right feet.
The Iberian lynx is the Spanish lynx.

An element of the higher school of horse riding is the movement of the horse in a passage with a high extension of the front legs, straightened at the wrist and Putov joints.

Spanish step Spanish step.

The main element of the higher school of riding is an artificial gait in which the horse alternately raises the front legs straightened at the wrist and Putov joints almost to a horizontal position and smoothly puts them on the ground, while the hind legs step over at a normal pace.

The Capriole The Capriole.

(ital. capriole from the Latin. capra-goat) Is the most effective and difficult to perform element of the higher school of horse riding. It is also called a deer jump, because it rears up and quickly pushes off from the ground and flies forward like a deer , with its back legs stretched out and its front legs bent.
At first, capriol had a practical purpose. In a cavalry skirmish, a capriol-wielding rider could force his horse to deliver a powerful blow with the hooves of his legs, which were suddenly straightened in the air.
Croupade Croupade.

(Franz. croupade) Element of the higher school of riding – jump of the horse with the legs picked up after which it lands back on the place of repulsion, jump in place. To croupade switching from performing the piaffe.

Courbette Courbette.

(Franz. courbette) Element of the higher riding school. The horse performing the piaffe rises to the Levada position, jumps forward and up, and lands on both hind legs. In other words, a kurbet is a jump of a horse on its hind legs. It is repeated no more than 3-5 times in a row, TK. the hind legs of the horse are under great strain.

Levada Levada.

An element of the higher school of riding in which the horse lifts its front limbs from the ground and stands for a few seconds on its hind legs, which are strongly bent at the joints. In this case, the horse’s body forms an angle of about 30* with the ground surface, the forelimbs are bent, the forearms are almost horizontal, and the hooves are close to the elbow joints.
From the position of Levada, many school jumps. Many equestrian monuments, the horse is depicted in the position of a paddock or pesade.

Passage Passage.

(fra. passage, letters. – passage, transition)
One of the main elements of the higher riding school is a shortened, very collected and rhythmic trot. It is characterized by a strong bringing of the hind legs under the body and accentuated flexion of the hock and wrist joints. The edge of the raised hoof of the front leg when it reaches the level of the mid pastern and the back slightly moves the upper limit putevogo joint, respectively, based feet.
The movements are elastic, elegant with an active rhythm. Each diagonal pair of legs is raised and placed in a very precise rhythm with suspension.
The neck of the horse is raised and rounded, the back of the head is at the highest point, the head is lowered almost vertically. The horse gently rests on the rein, smoothly passes to the piaffe and again goes forward without visible effort on the part of the rider.
Some horses have a natural ability to switch to the passage when running freely.
Piaffe Piaffe.
(fra. piaffer – to dance, to beat the ground with a hoof)
One of the main exercises of the higher school of horse riding is a shortened, collected, high and rhythmic trot in place.
When performing piaffe, the back of the horse gently oscillates, the croup is slightly lowered, the hind limbs are active and well placed under the body, providing the entire front of the horse with very great lightness, freedom and mobility.
Each diagonal pair of legs alternately rises and becomes in a constant rhythm, the suspension is slightly increased. The hook of the hoof of the front leg at the moment of exposure is raised to the height of the middle of the pastern of the leaning limb.
The neck is raised and rounded, the head is almost vertical. The horse maintains a gentle contact with the reins and shows a willingness to move forward as soon as the restraining action of the controls ceases.


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