Level 3


Do you dream of having a 'go anywhere' 'do anything' horse? Of having excellent seat connection where you can ask transitions and turn without needing your reins? Of being fun and provocative for your horse while progressing his training?


 In level 3 we explore impulsion; meaning mental, emotional and physical collection. Build and test this using longer lines, playing at liberty and riding on a loose rein. Allowing the horse to learn and keep their responsibilities and us to improve our feel, timing and balance. Learn to be more provocative and fun as you train your horse, adding more tasks and making learning more and more of a game. All of this results in a stronger connection, more trusting partnership and a lighter and more responsive horse.

Online Skills

- Play on the 45ft line in large open areas with obstacles and varying terrain.

- Rhythm, relaxation and natural balance in canter.

- Extreme friendly games in motion. 

- Hunt the jump.

- Transitions and changes of direction on the 45ft line.

- Stronger maintain gait. 

- Trailer load from a distance.

Freestyle Skills

- Ridden patterns to improve impulsion, straight lines, turns and circles.

- Ride your horse on a loose rein in walk, trot and canter.

- Carrot stick riding.

- Backwards, sideways, H.Q & F.Q yields without reins.

- Turn and make transitions with your seat and natural riding dynamics. 

- Rhythm, relaxation and natural balance in canter.

- 'Feel' and get in time with your horse's feet. 

- Drop to trot lead changes.

- Small jumps without reins.

- partial disengagement for safety.

Liberty Skills

- Teach your horse to catch and follow you at liberty.

- All seven games in a round pen.

- 'Stick to me' game.

-Transitions on a circle and change direction, in a round pen.

- Obstacles such as jumps, tarp and pedastool.

- Fig 8 in trot.

- Trailer load.

Upcoming level 3 courses and camps

Please click on the course name to be directed to the course page where you can get more information and book. Thank you.

Principles to Purpose Level 3/ Level 4 camp - 5th - 7th June at Dodderhill Equestrian (indoor 60m x 20m plus large out door play field with obstacles and jumps) - Please contact Arron at Dodderhill Equestrian to book dodderhillequestrian@gmail.com 

Summer Camp - Level 2/ Level 3 camp 7th - 10th May 2024                                           

Beach Course  - Building confidence Beach course  - 9th - 11th July,  Building Confidence Beach course 17th - 19th July, Building confidence 16th - 18th Sept, Advanced beach course 19th - 21st September 2024. 

Liberty and bridleless course - Level 3 & 4 Liberty and freestyle course - 19th - 23rd Aug 2024 

Liberty courses - Level 3 & 4 courses - 4th - 5th May and 30th Aug - 1st Sept 2024

Finesse riding camp - Level 3 & 4 - 20th- 24th May 2024

Ride with Rach - 4 x morning workshops 14th - 17th May 2024