• Goes in “Lightness” both in contact and to the leg. Contact is a conversation and is about the relationship between horse and rider. This relationship is maintained throughout all of the horse’s work whether under saddle, in hand, over fences or on the trail.
  • Becomes physically developed showing correct musculature and well-developed gaits. These include changes within paces and the ability to both extend and collect at all three gaits with ease.
  • Understands basic lateral work including Shoulder In, Renvers, Travers and Half Pass
  • Developes correct balance and is able to find this state of balance for the task at hand

The founding principle of the School of Légèreté is absolute respect of the horse. It is a understandable and reliable training plan with clear principles, efficient methods and procedures that fully respect the nature of the horse and applies to all horses. 

The methods of the School of Légèreté can be used for any horse, no matter the breed or type, to develop each horse to its fullest abilities including flying changes, piaffe, passage and spanish walk. These skills are not just reserved for "fancy horses." Correct, traditional, classical french dressage addresses the needs of every horse and rider who wants to be able to ride in lightness and understanding with their horse.