Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. presents:
Rumba the Wonder Horse performing the Grand Prix Dressage movements Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. (No ropes or reins attatched).
Georgia Bruce trained Rumba using a combination of Clicker Training, Natural Horsemanship and Classical Dressage Training Techniques. Georgia has studied the science of how horses learn and this has culminated in teaching this horse to perform Grand Prix Dressage completely at Liberty.

Georgia does not use force or fear in training, only encouragement, rewards and repetition.

Rumba also performs these Grand Prix Dressage movements under saddle.

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25 Responses to Passage & Piaffe at Liberty

  1. Anonymous says:

    @MyPonyMrDarcy No, I would rather that the horse was trained to do the piaffe correctly, which doesn’t intail abuse. Correct dressage-training isn’t abusive. However, the so called “piaffe” shown in this video actually IS, as the horse in the video hollows it’s back and has all of it’s weight on the forehand – which places immense strain on tendons, joints and spine. And btw, a swishing tail isn’t proof that the horse is supple, but rather quite the opposite.

  2. Anonymous says:

    oh, so you would rather it be trained thru abuse?
    stuck up

  3. Anonymous says:

    @boombaby1231 Ok, so I’m nasty and stuck up, but at least I know to refrain from personal attacks;) The piaffe is known to be the highest degree of collection in trot, and the purpose of the excercise is to strenghten the horse’s hindquarters so that the horse can perfom the airs above the ground. Collection means shifting the horse’s body-weght towards the hindquarters. This horse is on the forehand, and the triangulation is a tell-tale sign. The horse is neither straight, nor collected.

  4. Anonymous says:

    @Rabulsa This comment dosen’t makes you look clever, just nasty and stuck-up. ‘Triangulated piaffe and back sag” no! Leave people alone and don’t put them down for their hard work. It’s not going to be perfect anyway, not all horses are FEI champions and not all people with horses are world class trainers. So think before you say and consider others feelings. Oh and while you’re at it, Please learn to spell.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I think this is one of the best!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Your video was one of my big examples for training the piaffe at liberty – something which I’ve been doing for a while now, but I still keep coming back to your video to discover more about the relation between the bodylanguage of the trainer and the posture and degree of the horse at liberty. Thank you so much for posting it!

  7. Anonymous says:

    That’s very impressive.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely stunning — what a terrrific connection you have with your horse — bravo!

  9. Anonymous says:

    @SilverFlake3 why would you change his head if that is where he puts it to balance? The position of the head should follow the body, not be separated and changed, I would think.

  10. Anonymous says:

    do u use parelli?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Nice work. If you could try and have your horse’s head a little more to the vertical line, maybe in front “of the bit” (I know, there is no bit xD ). Just encourage him whenever he does it right, it’s much more healthy for him :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    how do you teach piaffy

  13. Anonymous says:

    Stunning, nice work!

  14. Anonymous says:

    awesome work!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very nice Video =)

  16. Anonymous says:

    G-R-E-A-T!!! I wanna learn that!

  17. Anonymous says:

    This horse is very supple throughout it’s whole body which you can tell by the sway in his tail while he is working, great work and a great relationship between the horse and it’s owner/trainer! Yes, the horse may be triangulated whilst performing the moves but he is doing it on his own free will without any bits and bobs to force him in to a ‘correct’ shape. Great video!!!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    @CHICKPEA20 wieso poor horse? im gegensatz zu manch anderen methoden wird das pferd hier nicht geschlagen und ncihts. ich find diese art von *freiheitsdressur* toll =)

  19. Anonymous says:

    Gratulation. Super gemacht. Wow!

  20. Anonymous says:

    @Rabulsa couldnt agree with you more!

  21. Anonymous says:

    how do u get ur horse to do that by just doing it with ur feet? please explain

  22. Anonymous says:

    WOW! This is awesome. 😀
    How did you train the horse to hold its head like this?
    Sorry for my English, I am German.

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