Dressage - Travers
Lateral Work

From: Horse Training

See also: Leg Yield | Shoulder In| Half Pass| Piaffe Rider Aids| Passage| Flying Changes| Pirouette| Counter Canter | Extended Trot | Rein Back

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Dressage - Travers
Travers is a lateral exercise used in dressage in which the horse moves on a straight line with the quarters on an inner track.

Benefits To The Horse
The horse has to stay attentive to the riders aids whilst riding Travers which will also help to improve lateral bending of the horse and overall suppleness. Engagement of the hindquarters occurs due to the horses outside leg having to cross over encouraging the engagement horses inside leg at the same time. Travers is also used to help prepare a horse who is already riding Shoulder In and who is ready to move on to Half Pass.

How To Ask For Travers

Travers Exercises

Common Faults