Canter

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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4 Steps to a More Comfortable Canter

4 Steps to a More Comfortable Canter

I don’t know about you but for me the canter is the most comfortable and enjoyable gait when riding your horse. I just love the feeling of rolling along, wind in my hair… The three beat rhythm so different from the other three paces. But I also realize that so many riders never really get to appreciate how enjoyable the…

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