In my Friday lesson Belinda Trussell had me work on shortening the canter to a pirouette canter. This is the most collected canter. When I collected Biasini I had to make sure he had a high level of energy. Why would I need a lot of energy going into this very collected and short canter? Because I need to be able with one quick aid get him out with a bounding stride capable of going directly to medium or even extended canter. That is what the energy is needed for. Here is a video from my lesson that shows me working on this.
My thanks to Sue Matthews for taking the video during my lesson.
*Featured Photo (C) Connie Gee*