The S-change sTep

In this video set, we will go through how to set up the S-change and the benefits of this exercise for example, using it to free up our horse's inside shoulder, improving the support of the inside (and outside) hind leg support, and creating suppleness through their entire body.

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The Starting sTep (Coming soon!)

How to prepare and guide our horse in S-changes and serpentines in groundwork to develop better balance and suppleness through our horse's body.

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• LFS on circles, S changes, & straight lines | 13 June 

2020 TOPIC WORKSHOPS:

• LFS on circles, S changes, & straight lines | 4 July 

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The Trot sTep (Coming soon!)

Expanding our skills by inviting our horse into the trot in the S-changes and serpentines.

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• LFS on circles, S changes, & straight lines | 13 June 

• Transition to trot & trot LFS | 8 August

2020 TOPIC WORSHOPS:

• LFS on circles, S changes, & straight lines | 4 July

• Transition to trot & trot LFS | 29 August

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The Integrative sTep (Coming soon!)

We revisit and combine the first 4 sTEps to integrate the qualities of each and to explore how new exercises can be born out of the tools we already have.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The S-change Starting sTep

• The S-change Liberty sTep

• The S-change Trot sTep

• The S-change Next sTep

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The S-change 4-sTep Online Workshop

Participants send in videos of their own work on one or more of the first four sTeps of the S-change topic with tips and ideas to improve their work even more.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The S-change Starting sTep

• The S-change Liberty sTep

• The S-change Trot sTep

• The S-change Next sTep

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The Liberty sTep (Coming soon!)

Improving our guidance and our horse's understanding of the Starting sTEp by preparing for and testing our communication at liberty.

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• LFS on circles, S-changes, & straight lines | 13 June 

• Liberty Prep Exercises | 22 August

2020 TOPIC WORKSHOPS:

• LFS on circles, S-changes, & straight lines | 4 July  

• Liberty Prep Exercises | 12 September

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The Next sTep (Coming soon!)

Now we take the next sTep by adding in the haunches-in to our S-changes and serpentines. 

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• Haunches-in & advanced whip cue | 27 June

• Haunches-in variants | 25 July

2020 TOPIC WORKSHOPS:

• Haunches-in & advanced whip cue | 18 July

• Haunches-in variants | 15 August

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The Creative sTep (Coming soon!)

Here we start to play out of the box - innovating the S-changes and serpentines in a variety of creative ways, including obstacles, different body positions, riding, etc.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The S-change Starting sTep

• The S-change Liberty sTep

• The S-change Trot sTep

• The S-change Next sTep

• The S-change Integrative sTep

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Revisiting the S-change Online Workshop

Revisiting the participants' work with the S-change topic, including the variations from the Integrative and Creative sTep videos with tips and ideas to improve their work further.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The S-change sTep set

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