Uploaded on Oct 14, 2008
Purebred Arabian gelding, Zeus,
performing the piaffe and the Levade
in the pillars at The Arabian Riding
School. With Al Holloway.
The levade is an exercise in which the
height of the body from the ground is reduced and the body held at an angle
of thirty degrees to the ground while
still lowering the hocks.
If the horse lifts himself higher
than 30 degrees but does not exceed
a height of 45 degrees and still bends
the hocks then he has performed a
If the horse raises higher than 45
degrees and does not bend the hocks.
Then the horse does not perform any
classical movement but simply rears up.
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