Monday, May 19, 2014

The canter: Coming together?

 Riley is doing well, and our canter work is steadily improving. But setting aside my fear of riding outdoors for a moment, I don't want to go out First Level and unceremoniously fall out of canter in a heap. Even when I ask for a downward transition, it can look "spontaneous."

In the last month I am feeling an upswing in our progress. Yeah!

This is some of our better canter work.  I feel my position has improved (posture in and out of the saddle), and a few nights ago we cantered around the ring for long stretches in both directions.   He is a big boy, and his canter is huge, but he is starting to feel more compressable/manageable.

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