Saturday, January 2, 2016

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

So... If the counter canter is simply the other lead. Unless you try to do it on a circle or curve. Why is it so much harder?

Those who have ridden the counter canter know that horses do start out pretty disconnected on curves or circles. 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?