Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Also called the haunches-in, the travers has similar gymnasticizing and strengthening benefits to the shoulder-in though is a more advanced maneuver. In the shoulder-in, the horse is bent away from the direction (much like the leg yield) of travel whereas in the travers, the horse is bent toward the direction of travel. It is a step toward the half-pass, an advanced maneuver. In the travers, the horse moves on 4 tracks as opposed to 3, as in the shoulder-in.

Another excellent teaching video:

Same as with the shoulder-in, riding a schoolmaster and learning to feel for the movement prior to teaching the travers to your own horse can be greatly beneficial. Eyes on the ground can also be of great benefit!

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