Travers (equestrian sport)

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Positioning and beating lines at the traverse

As Travers (engl. Haunches-in ., French tête au mur ) is in the art of riding a forward lateral movement of the horse referred to, in which the horse and bent in a shutdown of approximately 30 degrees on four Hufschlaglinien goes; the hindquarters are placed towards the inside of the lane, while the forehand remains on the hoofbeat. The horse crosses both front and rear legs (see also traversal ), paying attention to a slight inner position. Travers can be ridden on both straight and curved lines. The counter lesson to Travers is Renvers . In terms of movement, Travers, Renvers and Traversals are to be seen as one lesson.

Travers and Renvers encourage diligence and momentum because the horse has to step under more with its hind legs. There are also both solving and gathering lessons - all important criteria of the training scale . The hind legs are strengthened and the horse is made more aware of the need for assistance.

The "further or narrower U-turn in a more or less pronounced traverse position" is called "Passade".


  • Guidelines for riding and driving. Vol. 2: Advanced training . Published by the German Equestrian Association (FNverlag), 12th edition, Warendorf 1997, ISBN 3-88542-283-2 , pp. 54–58
  • Waldemar Seunig : From the paddock to the caper. The training of the riding horse . With an afterword by Bertold Schirg. 2. Reprint of the edition Berlin 1943, Hildesheim etc. 2001 ( Documenta Hippologica ), ISBN 3-487-08348-5

Individual evidence

  1. Seunig, p. 310