The ‘free walk’ is a movement that appears in all dressage tests up to medium level (British Dressage).
Riders often neglect it in their home schooling sessions, which is a very costly omission given that the free walk is often worth double marks!
Even if your horse doesn’t naturally have the best walk in the world, there are things you can do to improve the free walk and maximize your score.
So, in this podcast episode, we’re going to cover what makes an excellent free walk, how to ride this movement, the common mistakes you need to avoid, and exercises to help you improve this pace.
(Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'How to Improve the Free Walk on a Long Rein' episode)
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