Exercises to Lengthen Strides

Western dressage trainer Tim Christensen gives you exercises to do at home to lengthen your strides.

In this video, Tim Christensen gives you some exercises that you can do at home to lengthen your horse’s stride. Lengthening of the trot will be in the Level 1 tests and usually takes place on the diagonal line. Tim gives you tips to make your transitions as smooth as possible.

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More About Tim Christensen

Christensen Performance Horses, located in Myakka City, Florida, focuses on Western dressage. Over the years, Christensen has held to his “Training FOUR Life” program: Foundation, Opportunity, Understanding, and Respond/Reward. He believes in producing horses that last a lifetime — and the results of his program speak for themselves.

Christensen has personally earned more than 30 world and reserve world championships in PHBA, Western Dressage Association of America, and the Gypsy Horse World Championships. His training program has produced more than 70 world and reserve world championships. He has also trained and earned numerous United States Equestrian Federation horse of the year titles in Western dressage.

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