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i am SO jealous!!! that has always been my dream! i love it!

do you think she trained him in a halter, or mastered everything in a bridle then moved to a halter? i can see advantages of both...
 

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Very nice ride. What I see is a well trained horse who was put into a rope halter for a free style dressage class. No big deal. Any well trained horse can do that or more.
 

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Thats great!! I'm glad to see people using gentler methods for dressage! :-() congrats Catherine Henriquet!
But he didn't give up his spurs?????? It is not that big a deal to take a trained horse and use a halter or no bridle at all.
I would rather give up my bridle then my spurs.
 

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i am SO jealous!!! that has always been my dream! i love it!

do you think she trained him in a halter, or mastered everything in a bridle then moved to a halter? i can see advantages of both...
You usually master everything in a bridle and then drop to the halter.
But again he kept his spurs.
 

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It should be the opposite...master everything in a halter, then advance to the bridle. That's what I go by....if I can't get softness in a halter, I have no business putting a bit in my horse's mouth. JMO.
 

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Wow. I want that horse :(
 

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The people she rides with was involved with Parelli at some point. I cant remember the exact story.

Even horses that are "well trained" and mastered everything in a bridle cant work as well with a halter.

I was very impressed with how happy this horse was doing his job.
 

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Thats great!! I'm glad to see people using gentler methods for dressage! :-() congrats Catherine Henriquet!
Just to play devils advocate... You really don't have any idea if she used gentler training methods or not. All you are seeing is the result of the training that was done with whatever method she used. I would guess that she had a very well trained dressage horse that she put in a halter and trained to do this demonstration.
 

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Just to play devils advocate... You really don't have any idea if she used gentler training methods or not. All you are seeing is the result of the training that was done with whatever method she used. I would guess that she had a very well trained dressage horse that she put in a halter and trained to do this demonstration.
Gentle training = happy horse...happy horse = happy expression on face...that horse in the video had the happiest expression I've ever seen a dressage horse have and kept that throughout the whole video.

Even a well trained dressage horse may or may not go that good in a halter. That horse is very soft and light, and with how dressage has gotten most are not soft or light and they were taught that way by their riders.

Spurs are for refinement, just because she didn't loose the spurs doesn't mean that she needed them or even used them.
 

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Gentle training = happy horse...happy horse = happy expression on face...that horse in the video had the happiest expression I've ever seen a dressage horse have and kept that throughout the whole video.

Even a well trained dressage horse may or may not go that good in a halter. That horse is very soft and light, and with how dressage has gotten most are not soft or light and they were taught that way by their riders.

Spurs are for refinement, just because she didn't loose the spurs doesn't mean that she needed them or even used them.
I can agree with that!!
 

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Gentle training = happy horse...happy horse = happy expression on face...that horse in the video had the happiest expression I've ever seen a dressage horse have and kept that throughout the whole video.

Even a well trained dressage horse may or may not go that good in a halter. That horse is very soft and light, and with how dressage has gotten most are not soft or light and they were taught that way by their riders.

Spurs are for refinement, just because she didn't loose the spurs doesn't mean that she needed them or even used them.
very well said :)
 

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Ah! You got to say it before I did!

The spur is for sublte aids, not rough jabbing. In tempi changes, if you jab the horse, you will not get smooth changes. A slight turn out of the lower leg lays the spur on the horse.....or not.

I always wear spurs when doing higher level work, yet I seldom use them.
 

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i love that horse!!! haha as soon as she turned around and i noticed she was in a halter i was like: WHAT??? hahahaha
 
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