Hadrian Interagro and Tyra Vernon Featured in Kyra Kyrklund Masterclass
Hadrian Interagro and Tyra Vernon (Picture by Carmen Franco)
Loxahatchee, FL (March 15, 2023) – Among the greatest examples of the fashionable aggressive Lusitano horse had been on show throughout February’s 2023 US Lusitano Convention, held this February at Might Faire Oaks in Loxahatchee. On day two, attendees and riders loved a focused day of dressage coaching with one of many legends of the game, Kyra Kyrklund, who coated subjects from neck place, steadiness of connection, quiet palms and legs, and physique management. One of many Grand Prix stage exhibitors was Tyra Vernon and the gray Lusitano gelding, Hadrian Interagro, and with Ms. Kyrklund’s steerage demonstrated the facility of weight, physique management, and the way the rider should use her physique successfully to manage the impulsion and steadiness of the horse on the higher-level actions.
Carmen “Queca” Franco of Q-Equestrian was on the bottom on the Convention, and offers an in depth account of Hadrian Interagro and Tyra Vernon’s journey:
“With this glorious mixture, Kyra labored the execution of the [canter] zig-zag [a movement required in the Grand Prix]: Within the change, he seems to be into the brand new path.
“We had been capable of study additionally some very useful ideas to enhance the piaffe and passage, like utilizing activate the forehand on the piaffe with a small flexion to the surface and produce very small steps to enhance engagement. For the passage Tyra was requested to do rising trot, go slower, push the hindlegs out, then make the horse straight, discover quick steps. In case you lose the hindleg, push them out.
“Kyra used this rationalization: if you wish to bounce a seaside ball, you variate how fast your hand meets the ball, however your hand must be versatile for the ball to bounce. [The] identical occurs with the again of the horse: the rider must know the best way to keep management of his personal power to maneuver up and down. ‘Your weight is the one factor that’s influencing the horse on a regular basis.’
Whereas stressing that the rider must be affected person coaching horses, she additionally stated: ‘Don’t go on and on practising a motion; sooner or later in a dressage check it has to occur the primary time you ask.’
I want I may put in writing each single phrase and phrase Kyra stated, however I’m joyful I can share right here a few of my notes. Her method is at all times fascinating as she has a beautiful strategy to break down the actions, for each horses and riders, to enhance their performances. All that added to very entertaining tales and humorous jokes. Completely inspiring in so some ways!”
Carmen Franco’s excerpt on Hadrian Interagro is a component of a bigger article written for EuroDressage.com on the US Lusitano Convention. Learn the complete article by clicking right here.
Hadrian Interagro was bred by Interagro Lusitanos of Brazil earlier than being offered as a younger horse to Tyra Vernon’s BREC Dressage in Ocala, Florida. By FEI Dressage Champion Baldor Interagro, Hadrian Interagro embodies a lot of the athleticism, trainability, and rideability which have been the staples of Interagro’s breeding program for greater than 4 many years.
For extra data on Interagro Lusitanos, Interagro’s horses on the market, or the Lusitano bloodlines, go to Interagro’s web site at www.lusitano-interagro.com.
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