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3 Ways You Are Ruining Your Transitions from Trot to Canter

3 Ways You Are Ruining Your Transitions from Trot to Canter

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand why a good transition means a better canter all round Begin working on better timing of the ‘ask’ Realise how gripping with your legs is negatively impacting the transition Ride smoother, more responsive trot to canter transitions Cantering; maybe one of the most enjoyable things to do…

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Conscious Transitions Between Walk & Trot

Conscious Transitions Between Walk & Trot

  So there you are, walking along and at some point or another, you find yourself having to ask for trot.  You might walk a little faster, perhaps include a little jig jog or two until, 4 or 5 seconds later, you are finally trotting. This is not ideal at all!  But what is it about transitions between walk and…

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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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