For a horse to execute piaffe and passage correctly, there's a WHOLE lot of muscle building involved. Have you ever seen the olympic level horses? They're packing, big time. To teach a horse these moves is a culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears and even then, some just don't have the capacity for that amount of stress on their bodies.
EDIT: Didn't see your post Kayty! Well said!
The art of keeping a horse between YOU and the GROUND!
Last edited by DarkEquine; 12-05-2009 at 07:27 PM.