05-27-2009, 03:59 PM
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If the horse is not switching behind, it means that he is not strong or collected enough to start changes. You have to continue working on transitions in the canter forward and back to increase the amount of collection he can keep. You also need to continue working on canter - walk - canter transitions, especially to and from counter canter to increase the carrying power behind. When your horse is strong enough to carry the collection through half pass, shoulder fore, 10m circles, simple changes through the walk and extended canter, then you should be able to very simply teach him changes because he is going to have the balance and strength required to do them.