FLATWORK BASICS - How to canter
In this video we show 3 canters Warming up, working, demonstration of rushed.
The warming up canter allows the horse to warm his muscles up.
It may not be overactive and a little behind the leg.
If you do this with a longer rein they can find their natural rhythm and start to work over their back.
This could be in a full or light seat or a mixture of the two depending on the horse’s ability and strength.
Working canter is what we work in most in training.
It should be active from behind.
The horse should be connected from his hind legs, over his back into the contact.
As the horse is working correctly he will be getting better muscle development.
This will help his strength and therefore his performance.
The last canter is a demonstration of what happens if you ask too much in a working canter and push them forward out of balance.
The horse loses it’s balance and rhythm.
This serves no purpose to it’s training.