The Advanced Movements of Dressage

This is a sideways movement with the horse’s head to the wall and looking in the direction it is going. The horse makes four sets of hoof prints. The forehand remains on the track but the quarters are moved inwards.

This is the same as travers but the horse’s tail is to the wall instead of its head.

The horse moves diagonally across the ring with its body and head lightly bent in the direction of movement. The outer legs cross in front of the inner legs and the forehand is directed forwards onto the bit while the hindquarters yield to one sided leg pressure. It is ridden at collected trot and canter. The horse appears to be gliding effortlessly.

The horse moves a set number of steps and then the same number of steps back before continuing. There is no pause between moving forwards and backwards.

This is a full 360? turn