In this lesson we will look at the athletic development of the horse. You can only improve the athletic ability when the horse is willing to open up to its rider. We have already discussed this in the previous lessons. Now I will teach you to continue working on ability, strength, flexibility and endurance. Guided by an explanation from my mother Tineke Bartels, I will show you how to develop strength and balance by riding half-passes, pirouettes and changes correctly and how to include the galloping track in your training.