Colonel Christian Carde shares this classical approach to training the horse

Within France’s rich equestrian tradition, the walk has always deserved to be called the “queen of gaits” because of the benefits that both horse and rider can derive from this gait. The great François de Lubersac, a master from the legendary School of Versailles in the 18th century, recognized that in dressage training, the first gait in which to train is always the walk. Remarkably, de Lubersac, trained his horses only at the walk, and when he decided that they were ready, his horses were able to do everything at all gaits.

 When working in-hand, the horse learns to follow the rider’s hand in any direction. (Photos by Silke Rottermann)
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