Piaffe-Performance was founded in 1999 by Dr. Cesar Parra.
Dr. Cesar Parra and his team provide full-service training based on the Classical German Training Methods. The Full-service training has two components:
• a tailored program for the horse and rider, and
• a team which communicates with the owner and service providers to optimize the health of the horse.
The Classical German Training Methods are those taught by the old German Masters and perfected by some modern-day riders. These Methods are based on the Training Scale: Relaxation, Rhythm, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness, Collection. (Losgelassenheit, Takt, Anlehnung, Schwung, Geraderichtung, Versammlung).
Every ride should start at the bottom of the scale, and master each step consecutively. For instance, never try for Impulsion when you do not have Contact. This Training Scale is the foundation of the Classical German System and of Dr. Parra’s training philosophy.
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Dr. Parra’s philosophies by which he conducts his life are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, sharing, and strength of character. These are the same qualities he tries to pass on to the students and staff who make up his team.