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Assignment to Shenkel. Rules and execution

The assignment to Shenkel is a side movement in two tracks, in which the horse has the opposite direction of movement.
Concession to grams has gymnastic value for horses of all specializations, and is also one of the basic exercises included in many rides of light and middle classes.

Cession to Shenkel. Rules and execution

This is what the FEI High Riding School Rules state regarding the performance of this element:

“The purpose of the element” assignment to the schenkel “is to demonstrate the elasticity and obedience of the horse in lateral movements.

The exercise is performed on a working trot (in FEI competitions).

The horse remains almost straight, with the exception of a light decision in the back of the head, the opposite direction of motion. The rider must see the angle of the eye and the nostril of the horse from the direction of the decree. The inner legs move in front of the outer legs, crossing with them.

The rebate must be included as an element of training before the horse is prepared to work on the collected gaits. Later, in combination with a more complex movement – shoulder inward, this exercise will serve as the best means for the horse to develop the flexibility, emancipation and ease necessary to achieve freedom, elasticity and uniformity of his gaits, harmony, ease and ease of movement.

The cusp can be performed “on the diagonal”, when the body of the horse should remain almost parallel to the long wall of the arena, although the front part should be somewhat leading towards the rear. The exercise can also be performed “along the wall,” in which case the horse’s body should be at an angle of about 35 degrees relative to its direction of movement. ”

The cession to Shenkel is one of the first (and most often the first) lateral movement, which is taught to young horses. Many coaches practice training first at a trot, and then at a step, to make it easier to keep moving forward. The most convenient way to show a horse concession assignment is to perform exercises from the short wall of the arena to the long. Having passed the angle between the long and short sides of the arena, the rider leaves on the middle line, keeping the internal ruling, passes 2-3 paces ahead, and then makes a concession to the schenkel to the long wall of the arena opposite to the horse.

Cession to Shenkel. Rules and execution

How to execute the assignment to Shenkel:

1. The horse moves with a rhythmic working trot, passes a corner with the correct internal decree (the rider should see the edge of the horse’s inner eye, the horse’s ears are at the same level);

2. A semi-support rider prepares the horse for a new team;

3. The rider sits straight, only slightly more pressure on the inner stirrup (ie, corresponding to the bending of the horse. In this case, if the assignment to the schenkel is performed to the right – the inner leg is left, if to the left – right);

4. The outer schenkel lies at the girth, the inner one – slightly behind the cinch;

5. The inner rider encourages the horse to move sideways with the inside leg, the outer horse straight. In order not to confuse the horse, connect the outside schenkel only when the horse loses movement forward and too fall to the side, in other cases it should lie still;

6. The outer motive controls the flexion, preventing the horse’s outer shoulder from “falling out,” the inner one maintains the decree. At the initial stage, you can open an internal motive to help the horse understand what you want from it.

What you should pay attention in landing:

– the rider should sit straight, in the middle of the saddle, the rider’s shoulders should be turned and parallel to the horse’s shoulders. Many riders tend to tilt the body to the side when performing lateral exercises, sometimes bending in the side, sometimes just rolling to the side. If you look behind you will see that the shoulders of such a rider are not parallel to the ground. This prevents the horse from maintaining balance, makes him hurry, greasing his steps, and making the movement more sideways than forward. In order for your horse to perform the assignment to the schenkel correctly, taking wide steps with a good overlap of the legs, be careful to sit up straight. To execute the assignment, it is enough for Shenchel to press a little more on the inner stirrup.

– Try to minimize the effect of the occasion. Assignment to Shenkel shall not be turned into a concession to the occasion. Do not try to “fill up” the horse to the side with the help of a reason, this makes all sense in this exercise. Never carry your hands over the withers. This means that your right hand should remain on the right side of the horse, never on the left. And vice versa. Keep your arms calmly without lifting them up. The optimal position – on the fist above the withers of the horse. Hands are at the same height. At the initial stage of training, you can open an internal reason. This means not to bend the arm in the wrist, but to take it slightly away from the elbow. This is important, because when you bend your wrist a little bit, but pull the excuse towards yourself, while extending your hand to your side from the elbow, you will maintain the same level of tension.

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