04-14-2014, 01:01 PM
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First do you know all the lateral exercises (si/renvers/travers)? If you know travers, then just put poles (or draw a line on the long diagonal) and rider travers on that line). The horse flexes slightly in the direction of movement, the horse is bent round the inside leg. I think inside leg=forward, outside leg placement=sideways, if the horse loses energy rider forward/restart.
It is NOT just leg yield with the opposite flexion, the horse is more bended throughout the body (think about travers on the long side wall).
You are correct to start from shoulder in/shoulder fore...then just think travers on the diagonal line. Shoulders are still slightly in advance (we often see them hugely in advance in competitions...incorrectly).
Hope that helps.