Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Adding the leap to canter/counter canter. S4 dressage training

"Would you like to improve your canter and counter canter?  Watch what Susan is doing with Beau in this video!"

The counter canter and canter can be difficult gaits to teach to a horse or rider.  First the horse has to be at a point where they can actually balance the horse and hopefully... keep it relaxed.  Next, the rider has to have the right riding position and know how to position the horse for the movements.  In this warm up session Susan focuses on keep Beau connected while making sure he has the right "bend" in front of the saddle.  She also adds a little "magic" as she asks Beau to start adding more leap to his canter.

What did you learn from watching this video?  Are you ready to try this on your horse?