Reply To: Canter Transitions

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Have you tried picking up the canter in a corner, and going deep into the corner with the horse well bent to the inside? The horse normally picks up the correct canter lead for the circle he is working on, so if you can go deep in a corner, with the horse correctly bent to the inside, he may find it easier to “feel” which canter lead he needs to pick up for that quarter of a circle. Or try picking the canter up on a circle, but again the horse must be correctly bent to the inside. If you are holding the horse on the rail by bending his/her head and neck to the outside, you are effectively telling him to pick up the wrong lead.