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REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDY AT THE BAROQUE EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY

The International School of Baroque and Academic Equestrian Education is now offering a new training program by distance. In the past I required students to send me lessons and we built on each one. The Program is now being changed and improved for both students and myself and to provide a clear end goal and achievement. Now I will offer certification based on a systematic structure I will set out clearly and the student must adhere, study and demonstrate with a horse. Here is the training program we will start with:


1.  Jaw flexions. Each student is required to study my book and my video and demonstrate all of flexions in hand at the halt and with work in hand. Under saddle at the walk, explain the theory, including my new one and explain the therapeutic advantages. This with both snaffle and curb. THIS IS TEST ONE WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


2.  Communicative lunging. Each student is required to study my book and my video and demonstrate communicative lunging as described in walk, trot and canter. THIS IS TEST TWO WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


3.  Balanced work in hand. Each student is required to study my video lecture and book and demonstrate the work in hand, straight and obtaining a position of balance before moving off. The combined effect in hand as well as the horse starting its movement from the inside hind leg will be shown and explained. It will be presented with the horse in a cavesson with snaffle or a double bridle. THIS IS TEST THREE WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


4.  Counted walk and Balancer. Each student will show they understand and have obtained some of the counted walk as I explain in my book and demonstrate with the video, both in hand and under saddle. They will then show the proper rein back and the balancer as explained in my book. THIS IS TEST FOUR WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


5.  School Exercises (a). Each student is required to demonstrate the correct volts and lateral moves of shoulder in, travers, and half pass using the pattern in the book, in hand and written in walk and trot. THIS IS TEST FIVE WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


6. School Exercises (b). Each student is required to add the pirouette at the walk and the renvers in hand and under saddle in walk and trot. THIS IS TEST SIX WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


7.  Canter. Each student is required to demonstrate calm balanced canter departs from the walk and halt and then from the counted walk and balancer. THIS IS TEST SEVEN WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


8.  Collection and extensions. Each student is required to show walk, trot and canter extensions and collections from the use of the back as I explain in my book. THIS IS TEST EIGHT WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


9.  Tempo and rhythm. Each student is to demonstrate transitions from walk, to trot, to canter, maintaining the same tempo and calm rhythm. THIS IS TEST NINE WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


10.  Flying changes. Each student is to demonstrate some flying changes on the diagonal and or in circles or on a straight line. Single changes are fine. THIS IS TEST TEN WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


11.  Canter pirouettes. Each student will demonstrate the canter pirouette in each direction. THIS IS TEST ELEVEN WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


This ends the complete first level. Each student who completes all of these tests with a passing grade of at least 75 percent will be awarded a beautiful certificate suitable for framing with the title of:
“CAVALIER D’ART EQUESTRE or RIDER OF THE EQUESTRIAN ART.”

LEVEL TWO

12. Piaffe Air. Each student is required to demonstrate the piaffe from the counted walk and from a halt. Then a few steps backwards a piaffe and a canter depart from the piaffe and back to piaffe. THIS IS TEST TWELVE WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


13. Passage. Each student is required to demonstrate the Passage, either the soft or grand Passage. THIS IS TEST THIRTEEN WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


14.  Spanish walk.  Each student is required to demonstrate the Spanish walk under saddle and or in hand. THIS IS TEST FOURTEEN WHICH WILL BE VIDEOED AND SENT TO ME ON A DVD.


Once these are passed the student will receive a beautiful certificate which will read:
“CAVALIER D’ART EQUESTRE HAUTE ECOLE” Or a rider of the high school of Equestrian Art.


In the interim students who desire can still take a video lesson from me for $50 to work on these items. Each of the tests above are $100 each and MUST BE TAKEN IN ORDER. Other electives may be added but this will remain the required subjects for graduation. ONLY ONE HORSE PER TEST FOR THE VIDEO.

Baroque Training Concepts


To enroll in the academy you are required to purchase the book and pay in advance for the first test. The Jaw Flexion DVD will be included for free when you enroll. If you fail the test you will be given one chance at no extra charge to retake it with in one month.


Enrollment, Book, Free DVD and First Lesson


To order the other DVDs in the program click here to go to the Products Page.

 

SCHOOL WITHOUT A HORSE
What if you want to study but currently don’t have a horse to ride? You can still register and only take the academic tests. Your grading will have “Academic Only” after it. When you get a horse you will be allowed to submit a test and if you pass your grading will stand but the “Academic Only” portion will be removed. This way you can still learn and progress until you acquire a horse to test with.