Developing Passage

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This painting is the fourth in the “At the Letter” series. In the Intermediare II dressage test there is a movement where horse and rider develope passage while traveling down the centerline towards the judges booth. This test is one level below the Grand Prix test performed in the Olympics. In the Grand Prix test the horse is expected to perform the Piaffe and Passage to perfection showing that he has completed his training. I wanted to show the horse’s rider and trainer Amanda Johnson happy with her hard working mount, and pleased with this test.