The canter. It is often so wonderful – until it’s not! And for this particular listener of the Daily Strides Podcast, the whole experience is being ruined by her knees. Specifically gripping with her knees in the canter. This can be a challenge for many riders, so today, I want to address it here in this episode of the podcast.
Gripping with My Knees in the Canter
This particular rider also shared that, along with gripping with her knees, she is having challenges with keeping her heels down in the canter as well. And I think that this is pretty par for the course. In fact, I think that the heels are a symptom of the knees…
But I also think that gripping with the knees is actually a symptom of something else going on with her position in the canter.
In this episode, I cover how this rider (and you if you’re also struggling with this challenge) can begin to ‘undo’ these habits by making a couple of strategic tweaks to both position and posture. There are exercises to practice to transition into the canter and some for riding the canter itself as well.
Get Your Question Answered
I do hope that this will help any riders out there struggling gripping with your knees in the canter. And keeping your heels down in the canter as well. If you have a question about your riding or your horse’s training, you can send me an email, lorna [at] stridesforsucess [dot] com. And I will answer your question here on the Daily Strides Podcast as well.