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VIDEO CLIPS OF MASTER INSTRUCTOR WILLIAM SANDERS RIDING AND TRAINING

Below are a few video clips of Master Instructor William Sanders schooling and riding his horses in Portugal.

 

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Schooling Collected Canter* on the Long Rein

with William Sanders


Master Instructor William Sanders schooling his horse Ibis,

at the trot and collected canter using long reins.

 

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Schooling a New, Sensitive Horse - Warm-Up

with William Sanders


Master Sanders warming up and schooling a sensitive
horse, Pencilem.

 

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Schooling at the Canter*

with William Sanders

 

Master Instructor William Sanders doing canter work with Pencilem.

Note the jaw flexions prior to canter departs.

 

 

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Paso Piaffe and Passage

with William Sanders


Many years ago Master Instructor William Sanders decided to see if it would be possible for a gaited horse to slow the gait and produce enough animation to do their gait in place just as a piafffe is a trot in place for a trotting horse. Here is a small example of what his horse Faldon Bravo did.


Note that the gait is even and four beat in place and also moving slightly forward. The Paso Fino does not normally lift the legs far from the ground so the horse was not asked to lift the hocks as high as a
trotting horse.

 

Master Instructor William Sanders uses the term Paso piaffe and Paso passage to designate this brand new gait. It is identified as a four beat exercise. The horse performs with tipped pelvis, raised withers, and head and neck hanging with no contraction of the reins, and full of impulsion.

 

To show a trainer can get what he wants from a horse, Master Instructor William Sanders then proceeds to show the horse in Spanish walk where the horse now has to walk diagonally to accomplish this task and does so even free on command.

 

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Piaffe and Passage on the Long Rein

with William Sanders


Master Instructor William Sanders long reining a very nice piaffe and passage with his horse, Ibis.

 

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Schooling at the Trot

with William Sanders


Master Sanders doing trot work with Pencilem.

 

 

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Developing Piaffe and Passage

with William Sanders


Master Instructor William Sanders developing piaffe with Pencilem. Later in the clip, William performing piaffe and passage on his horse, Ibis.

 

 

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Spanish Walk

with William Sanders


Master Instructor William Sanders schooling Pencilem at the Spanish walk and later in the clip, Ibis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*In reference to the canter work, we often school the four-beat canter as actually preferred and laid out by Guieriniere in the Book of Horsemanship. It is round and counts a 1,2,3,4 beat. This is not the canter of competitive dressage, but the one clearly explained in the Old Master’s Book of Horsemanship that many claim their riding is supposed to come from.