Walk Turns to Canter Pirouettes


Jennifer Truett

In this video, I demonstrate my favorite exercise to teach walk turns on the haunches and develop them into canter pirouettes. I am riding a 2nd level horse, Il Divo owned by my student, Jeanne Brose, and my own Grand Prix horse, Lafayette HQ, “Taffy”. I go into a lot of detail about how to determine if the turn is correct, or not and have footage and descriptions of common mistakes.

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About the Certified Instructor

A rider since she could sit up independently in front of her mother on a horse, Jen has a lifetime of riding, training, and teaching. Starting with Quarter Horses in 4-H, switching to Eventing and Pony Club as a teenager for more excitement, through Eventing she discovered her love for the art of Dressage. Jen is an active and successful Grand Prix competitor and popular clinician.

Over the years, she has competed, trained, and coached hundreds of dressage horses and riders at all levels. Jen on various horses over the years, has been named Regional Champion at least 6 times and at least an equal number of Reserve Champion titles. She has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals, as well as her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Freestyle Bars. Jen is an L Graduate with Distinction and a USDF Certified Instructor through Second Level.

She and her husband, Lenny own the expansive Dancing Horse Farm (DHF) in Lebanon OH. DHF houses 40-50 Dressage and Eventing horses and is home to three other Dressage trainers (including “S” and “r” judges) and two Eventing trainers. DHF also hosts multiple clinics and shows each year.

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