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post #1 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Striking off on the correct leg

right have i got this correct.
when your asking for a canter transition on lets say the right rein, do you use your outside leg when the outside hind reaches forward, keep the right leg on the girth, and move your inside hip slightly forwards.
is that RIGHT, because my pony really struggles on one rein. please someone confirm i am asking him correctly. :L xox
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-15-2011, 06:31 PM
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Sounds right. This is from the walk, correct? Yes, you want to ask while the outside hind is in the air and about the step onto the ground. It's the engagement stage. Make sure you're also freeing up the inside shoulder when asking for the depart with a slight release of the inside rein. If he's really struggling on one side, ask on a circle or do a slight leg yield before asking for the depart.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck View Post
If he's really struggling on one side, ask on a circle or do a slight leg yield before asking for the depart.
I actually find the turn on the hind to be more functional when you encounter difficulty working with a lead....esp from the walk.
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Remaber if your poney is not fit enuff it will be very difficalt for him to do this from a walk or a trot with out running into it. It takes good muscleing to do this with a rider on thier backs.

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