Thursday, May 28, 2015

Canter/Counter canter. The outside rein and leg. Engagement...

The counter canter is simply the opposite lead. That is until you try doing it on a curve or circle. So why is it so hard for us to understand? Watch what happens with Susan as she asks Beau for more balance and connection"

Those who have ridden the counter canter know that horses do start out pretty disconnected on curves or circles. Last year, Beau was not able to balance in the counter canter like he can this year. With time, their balance and connection does get better. This is the 5th time Susan has asked Beau to stay this connected in the canter. Maybe the 3rd for the counter canter. Now you can watch what we do to bring him to the next level where he can carry himself in balance.
Have you ridden the counter canter yet? What did you learn from watching this video that you can use on your horse?