croupade

A discussion was started by classicaldreaming about the higher school movements (airs above the ground).

Here we have a croupade performed by an écuyer of the Cadre Noir. In the video (x), the écuyer en chef Jean-Michel Faure says the Cadre Noir is the only school in Europe to perform it.

On the aids of the rider the horse raises his croup. When ‘touched by the whip’ he bucks and stretches out his hind legs (x)