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In dressage, tempi changes come in a sequence in which a horse changes its lead in the canter, and this can be done every four strides up until every stride. Make a horse look like it's skipping through tempi changes with helpful advice in this video on horse training and dressage.
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So now I'm going to show what is called the flying changes, tempe changes. They come in a sequence. It often looks like the horse is skipping. It is very neat. So the horse changes its lead in the canter. If you are starting in the left lead canter, he changes to the right and then he changes back to the left and back to the right. And this can be done in four strides, every three strides, every two strides up to every stride, which is when it looks like the horse is really skipping. So I will demonstrate every four strides to start. Good boy!. Those are every four strides now I come down alongside and I'll do every three strides. Very obedient and now we do every two strides. You can see the horse changing his legs, listening to my leg aid. Very good. Now we come to every stride which is found in the Grand Prix test. It is the highest degree of difficulty for the horse. So it looks like the horse is skipping and he is really changing his legs every stride from the right lead to the left lead.