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Allsion Springer - 03.30.13 - Group 2, Part 1 - Thoughtful Riding

Allison Springer brings flatwork for jumping and creating a thoughtful rider.


ALLISON SPRINGER-03.30.13-GROUP 1, PART 2  This last seven parts of this 14 part  video have a total running time of 55:30.  canter, popped shoulder, halt trot transitions, grid work, shying

Part 8: The OTTB continues with the contact work. They begin the canter work by trotting through standards set on a 20 meter circle at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o clock. When the first ride gets the wrong lead, Allison has her use her leg yield skills to keep him straight between the reins.
Part 9: Watch this segment for great tips on how to correct a shoulder that is popped out to the outside. Allison has the rider improve the balance of the trot before asking for canter again.She goes through what exercises to use and asks the rider to practice these on her own when she feels the problem arise. The second rider benefits from the first ride and is able to use some of the tools already discussed.
Part 10: The second rider gets a few chances to practice their depart to the left with help from Allison, and has a much easier time of the right. With the third rider the emphasis is for him to stay forward until asked to do something else, rather than asking every stride to be forward. They do trot halt trot transitions to challenge his response to the leg and make sure they have the whoa and the go.
Part 11: When asking for the canter right, Allison has the rider be more obvious in her aids to ask for the depart. While the aids she has these two riders use at this point work, they will refine their aids as their horses improve. The third horse, the paint, poses different issues by disengage by cantering when asked for the trot. They use the bend to the inside with contact on the outside rein.
Part 12: They finish the session with a trot in grid that will allow the riders to work on their balance. Allison explains that the job of the rider is to have the proper gait for the fence. As they come through the first fence of the grid, all the riders need more leg to encourage their horses going in.
Part 13: A second fence is added to the grid and the riders are coached to continue to use the tools they learned in the first part of the lesson to create the proper trot for the grid. Allison reminds them to always ask with a light aid first.
Part 14: Allison guides the rider through shying at the speaker and auditors, using her leg yields skills to guide the horse through these issues. She offers great tips for coping with rushing the fence. The grid expands to four fences, and Alison makes sure that they finish the ride through the grid with good flatwork after the grid.

Allison Springer-USA

She’s been named to the United States Equestrian Team’s Training List, a proven training ground for national team riders, multiple times on multiple horses and most recently finished 3rd in the HSBC FEI Classics Series for 2012 (the highest placing ev Read Full Bio