The canter is probably the trickiest gait for a young horse to master in the confines of the dressage arena, as the engagement and balance are still being established.
However, it’s in the competitive dressage rider’s best interest to focus on the quality of this gait since so many test movements are based on the canter, such as canter pirouettes, tempi changes, half-passes and zig-zags.
So, in this in-depth podcast episode, we take a look at what makes a correct canter, how to ride the canter, and how you can improve it.
(Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'About the Horse’s Canter Gait in Dressage' episode)
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