Canter Eq.?

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    07-14-2009, 04:39 PM
Canter Eq.?

Ok, I have been to a few local shows and I've shown in English Equitation in all of them. What is the judge looking for during the canter? Do they want to see a slightly forward seat?
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    07-14-2009, 10:51 PM
I think it can vary from area to area but around where I live they want a more upright QH seat. However, when I got further down south they look for a more forward seat. I am not sure if this helps you but I live in NorCal. If you go to a local schooling show sometime another thing you can try and speaking with the judge at an appropriate time and I am sure they would be willing to tell you what they are looking for .
    07-15-2009, 11:24 AM
For Eq. You should usually have a nice sitting canter. You want to sit more upright. In the Hunter flat classes you'll want a more forward seat. Of course the rest of stuff (heels down, hands forward, eyes up, etc.) applies to both classes. You'll also want a shorter rein in eq. Flat then you would in hunter flat. Hope that helps.

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