Canter

Canter to Improve the Trot

Canter to Improve the Trot

Have you noticed how, very often, there are only two ‘gears’ when trotting; a good, forward trot or a bland, shuffle trot? However changing from the latter to the former can often be one of the more difficult aspects of trotting.  If so, have you ever considered using the canter to improve the trot? Sounds too good to be true,…

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Become Crystal Clear on Counter Canter

Become Crystal Clear on Counter Canter

You have finally managed to truly be able to dictate what lead your horse strikes off with in canter each time.  The shouts of ‘Wrong Leg’ following you around the arena are a thing of the past… However, now everything you have learned is being turned a little on its head when you realise that sometimes, you can indeed canter on…

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Riding a Clean Flying Change

Riding a Clean Flying Change

Think back to the last time you were cantering along on your horse and a change of rein was coming up.  You began the task of preparing to drop back a gear into trot to change the canter lead; better than losing rhythm and balance through a flying change.  However before you even got there, your horse (being the clever…

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