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05/02/13 - Axel Steiner - Prix St. Georges
Axel Steiner teaches a must see lesson on riding the Prix St. Georges test.
Part 2: As they warm up, Axel asks that the rider work more with the snaffle rein and get more mouth activity. They continue to work the movements of the test. He shows a slight tilt to the head as evidence of not accepting the bit evenly. When schooling the canter half pass she asks for a slight counter bend to soften him. In the halt canter transition, Axel stresses preparation.
Part 3: They school the canter pirouettes keeping the energy in the movement. To the right he needs more bend, and Axel explains the use of the leg to help with this. He offers great tips on making it easier for the horse to come around the turn in the pirouette.
Part 4: They discuss the strategy for schooling the PSG test and their goals for running through it. While they ride the test, Axel offers very useful suggestions on improving the test, as well as how to ride the movements better.
Axel Steiner (USEF "S", FEI 5*) has been involved with Dressage all his life. As a judge and teacher for over 40 years he has been part of the growth of Dressage in the USA and in many countries around the world. He hopes to continue judging and teaching read full bio