Hadrian Interagro and Tyra Vernon (Photograph by Carmen Franco)
Loxahatchee, FL (March 15, 2023) – A few of the greatest examples of the trendy aggressive Lusitano horse have been on show throughout February’s 2023 US Lusitano Convention, held this February at Could Faire Oaks in Loxahatchee. On day two, attendees and riders loved a focused day of dressage coaching with one of many legends of the game, Kyra Kyrklund, who coated subjects from neck place, steadiness of connection, quiet fingers and legs, and physique management. One of many Grand Prix stage exhibitors was Tyra Vernon and the gray Lusitano gelding, Hadrian Interagro, and with Ms. Kyrklund’s steerage demonstrated the ability of weight, physique management, and the way the rider should use her physique successfully to manage the impulsion and steadiness of the horse on the higher-level actions.
Carmen “Queca” Franco of Q-Equestrian was on the bottom on the Convention, and offers an in depth account of Hadrian Interagro and Tyra Vernon’s journey:
“With this glorious mixture, Kyra labored the execution of the [canter] zig-zag [a movement required in the Grand Prix]: Within the change, he appears to be like into the brand new course.
“We have been in a position to study additionally some very useful suggestions to enhance the piaffe and passage, like utilizing activate the forehand on the piaffe with a small flexion to the surface and produce very small steps to enhance engagement. For the passage Tyra was requested to do rising trot, go slower, push the hindlegs out, then make the horse straight, discover brief steps. If you happen to lose the hindleg, push them out.
“Kyra used this rationalization: if you wish to bounce a seaside ball, you variate how fast your hand meets the ball, however your hand must be versatile for the ball to bounce. [The] similar occurs with the again of the horse: the rider must know how one can preserve management of his personal power to maneuver up and down. ‘Your weight is the one factor that’s influencing the horse on a regular basis.’
Whereas stressing that the rider must be affected person coaching horses, she additionally mentioned: ‘Don’t go on and on training a motion; in some unspecified time in the future in a dressage take a look at it has to occur the primary time you ask.’
I want I might put in writing each single phrase and phrase Kyra mentioned, however I’m glad I can share right here a few of my notes. Her strategy is at all times attention-grabbing as she has an exquisite option to break down the actions, for each horses and riders, to enhance their performances. All that added to very entertaining tales and humorous jokes. Completely inspiring in so some ways!”
Carmen Franco’s excerpt on Hadrian Interagro is an element of a bigger article written for EuroDressage.com on the US Lusitano Convention. Learn the total article by clicking right here.
Hadrian Interagro was bred by Interagro Lusitanos of Brazil earlier than being bought as a younger horse to Tyra Vernon’s BREC Dressage in Ocala, Florida. By FEI Dressage Champion Baldor Interagro, Hadrian Interagro embodies a lot of the athleticism, trainability, and rideability which have been the staples of Interagro’s breeding program for greater than 4 a long time.
For extra info on Interagro Lusitanos, Interagro’s horses on the market, or the Lusitano bloodlines, go to Interagro’s web site at www.lusitano-interagro.com.
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