Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. www.HorseTraining.org presents:
Rumba the Wonder Horse performing the Grand Prix Dressage movements Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. (No ropes or reins attatched).
Georgia Bruce trained Rumba using a combination of Clicker Training, Natural Horsemanship and Classical Dressage Training Techniques. Georgia has studied the science of how horses learn and this has culminated in teaching this horse to perform Grand Prix Dressage completely at Liberty.
Georgia does not use force or fear in training, only encouragement, rewards and repetition.
Rumba also performs these Grand Prix Dressage movements under saddle.
For more information about Clicker Training, Horse Training, Natural Horsemanship or Liberty Horse Training see: www.HorseTraining.org
2010 update: CONGRATULATIONS TO HILARY ON HER PURCHASE OF MINUET – IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO KNOW SHE HAS GONE TO THE BEST HOME POSSIBLE!
2008 video: This is Minuet, a 14.1 hand high Arabian pony. Here, I’m just finishing her basic training. This was only her second time trying ANY tempi changes – and both times she performed perfect fours, threes, twos, then a handful of beautiful one-tempis! Not originally intended, but she was having so much fun, we stayed in the moment. Mini loves learning, and is very focused; here I’d trained her only a total of 5 months since breaking her – only five months total under saddle! A remarkable young horse. I started her at four, but afterward only had time to put in a few sporadic months here and there; before we knew it we were headed toward her sixth birthday. Clearly we have not begun any collected work at this early stage of her training (despite playing with the upper level movements). Instead, keeping her very forward, energetic, and relaxed, as all green horses should be IMHO. What a fun, enthusiastic pony! UPDATE for 2009: MINUET HAS JUST COMPETED IN HER FIRST DRESSAGE SHOW…AND SHE DEBUTED AT PRIX ST. GEORGES!!! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER 2009 VIDEO, TAKEN A YEAR AFTER THIS ONE! -Catherine Gallegos
Today was a cold but dry day, so I decided to ride Shilas again! I don’t ride that often, or only to do tricks from his back. Shilas was really motivated today so he danced around like a stallion, haha!
We are working on the Spanish canter, it is a much-demanding trick, he needs to canter slowly en throw his front legs up. It is not much yet, but everything starts little. Shilas’ dressage is really good, I am thinking about picking it up again and training it more. He likes it, so I like it to =D
This was my first time performing in front of a judge with this horse. Dexter is an 18 year old Hanoverian that is a dressage veteran and cost me 600 dollars =]…..I am pretty new to dressage, and unfortunately it’s taken about 5 years to finally find some dressage experts in my area, so I hope to start training and advancing in levels as we improve. I was extremely happy with this test, virtually all of the faults were mine, and his issues were due to my lack of knowledge in how he is cued. With no formal training, I’m pleased. Sadly, the only place to show dressage in my area is the county fair, and the judge was most certainly judging for western horses. Every horse that went in the class was a QH or Appy except for Dexter. We did not place, but received a 74%, which is obviously not accurate. I would’ve been happy with a 60%. It was kind of sad, when the judge arrived, they asked her if she had a whistle or bell, and she asked why she needed one. But I can’t complain too much about the placing, because he was wonderful! Any tips would be very much appreciated. The problems I noticed the most were me watching his head too much, keeping my hands and legs quieter, and improving my posture. I also had issues with finding my diagonals, which has been rough since I took a year off for a neck injury. Thank you so much for any constructive criticism and please enjoy!
Amica training Piaffe and Passage at Wolfgang Kutting’s Clinic at Whispering Dream Ocala Dressage and Boarding in December 2009. Amica is a German bred 13 year-old Hanoverian mare owned and trained by Carla Pasteur, Ocala, Florida.