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Developing a Light, Balanced Downward Transition Every Time

Developing a Light, Balanced Downward Transition Every Time

What goes up, must come down.  For every upward transition you ride with your horse, you will follow it, at some point, with a downward transition.  For many riders, these can prove a little more complex to balance. Having to prepare and then guide both yourself and your horse ‘downwards’, while continuing to maintain forwardness, tension, and energy… It can…

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3 Steps to Better Canter Transitions

3 Steps to Better Canter Transitions

Have you ever felt that feeling?  The feeling you get when you’re trotting and you ask for the canter.  Rather than your horse simply striking cleanly from the trot to the canter, you experience this extremely uncomfortable and unbalanced trot.  A trot that gets faster and faster until finally you almost fall into a canter. Not a great feeling, eh?!…

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