Friday, October 10, 2014

What Is The Ballotade?

When the horse has learned the croupade, he then learns the ballotade. (Note that mares are seldom used in classical dressage and the different angle of their hips makes it harder for them to learn the airs above the ground.

It's basically the same thing as the croupade, but instead of keeping the hind hooves under him, he lifts them to point backwards.

Still using the Ludwig Koch pictures because they're awesome - note how the hooves point backwards.

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