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Caitlin Allen
PS Squad
03/07/24-23:57
Shallow loops to introduce & learn counter canter

Shallow loops to introduce & learn counter canter

Counter canter can be tricky for both horse and rider when introducing it. You might get a lead change or go back down to trot. Shallow loops have been a super helpful start for me and any horse I ride who isn’t familiar with asking for a counter canter. You’ll need to develop a balanced and rhythmic canter, half halt as you start the loop, and keep your outside leg on to keep the correct lead. If you break into trot or flip a lead, don’t fret and try again :) Its helpful to think of it as riding to X from a corner and then leg yielding back