Monday Video: Figuring Out Flying Changes

Ah, flying changes. The crux of the upper-level dressage tests, these movements can really make or break a score. As a lower level rider myself who’s never ridden one (at least intentionally or properly) in

Monday Video: Figuring Out Flying Changes

Ah, flying changes. The crux of the upper-level dressage tests, these movements can really make or break a score.

As a lower level rider myself who’s never ridden one (at least intentionally or properly) in a test, the exact execution of a correct flying change remains a bit mysterious to me. Dressage rider Amelia Newcomb sheds some light on the aids for this tricky movement and lets us in on some of the secrets for success (spoiler alert: it’s all about the set up!) Whether you’re a dressage-curious amateur like me or an old pro, you can take something away from this great instructional video.