Preserved as classical equestrian art, these awe-inspiring movements were originally intended to be used in warfare. Only stallions with the greatest strength, talent and athletic ability are chosen for training in these ancient maneuvers. You will be amazed and delighted with the results... The Airs Above the Ground. 

 

Mezair - A series of successive Levades in which the horse lowers its forefeet to the ground before rising again on hindquarters, achieving forward motion.
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Courbette - The horse balances on the hind legs and then jumps, keeping the hind legs together and the forelegs off the ground.
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Levade - The horse must maintain a haunched position at a 45-degree angle to the ground, requiring muscle control and perfection of balance that is quite difficult.
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Capriole - The stallion leaps into the air, drawing his forelegs under his chest at the height of elevation, and kicks out violently with his hind legs. The capriole can take many years of training.
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