Forward Riding Series Part 12 - The Beginning Rider’s Second Canter


Part 12 of Susan Deal's "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

In this topic Susan Deal discusses the second step of cantering, teaching a young rider to steer while in two point position. First her student demonstrates an exercise to determine if he is balanced securely enough over his lower leg to maintain jump position while cantering. Susan’s method encourages the rider to feel and then follow the balancing gesture of the horse’s head and neck at that gait. At this point in the rider’s progress, he is stable over his lower leg in the two point and able to use an opening rein to steer, developing independence of hand and leg.

Running Time: 3 minutes and 20 seconds


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