Monthly Archives: July 2016

Understanding the 3-Beat Canter

A true canter is a 3-beat movement plus a moment of suspension. It is also known as the “rocking horse” stride because the nature of the gait causes the horse to rock up and down from head to tail. The … Continue reading

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Working the Bend From the Ground

What does it mean to “bend” your horse, and why is it such an important part of training? The following series of photos with their corresponding descriptions attempt to address some fundamentals: Here is Corado, a 17-yr-old warmblood being worked … Continue reading

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