Canter

Refining Your Walk to Canter Transition

Refining Your Walk to Canter Transition

Do you find that when asking your horse for canter, you tend to ‘over do’ some aspects of your aids?  Perhaps you throw your reins at your horse, or you try to ‘push’ too much with your seat or upper body…  You are shoving and bumping about in the saddle and when your horse eventually ‘strikes’ the canter, you are…

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Setting Up Better Canter Transitions

Setting Up Better Canter Transitions

Who doesn’t love to canter?  It may just be the most enjoyable gait to ride when in the saddle for many riders, however it is also the gait that might just have us working the hardest to actually successfully get there and then, returning back to trot or walk seems to also open a whole can of worms for many…

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Riding a Serpentine

Riding a Serpentine

Do you , like many riders, find yourself overlooking the humble serpentine as being too basic and easy a schooling movement to be of any real consequence to your horses development?  If so, I would love to challenge you that the modest serpentine, if ridden and worked on correctly, can be a fantastic training aid for both your horse;  and for…

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Keeping Canter Work Interesting

Keeping Canter Work Interesting

I’ve often wondered what it is about the canter that makes riders almost seem to ignore it when schooling in the arena.  I see riders put so much time, care and attention into the trot and to a lesser degree, the walk…  But the canter is more often than not relegated to a few ‘laps’ of the arena and then…

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The Trot to Canter Transition

The Trot to Canter Transition

Do you managed to perform a ‘clean’ trot to canter transition every time? This transition is often one of the most difficult to maintain balance and rhythm, both for horse and rider, and the potential for your horse to run into the canter, instead of actually ‘striking’ the canter when asked is quite high. In this episode of the Daily…

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