My friend has unfortunately fallen off and seriously damaged her knee. She won't be able to ride for a few months, so I have offered to help her out and ride him a couple of times a week. You may remember me posting a while ago about him, having trouble with his canter leads. This issue is now solved
Now I would like to imrpove his canter. In walk he is fine, nice and soft and accepts the contact, walks forward in a good rhythm. Trot is okay too, still working on the contact but he has a good rhythm. Now, the canter...
The transition into the canter isn't the best but I am trying to work on that. Once you are in the canter, he has a real tendency to rush. When you try and slow him down he just breaks into trot. He does this just with flat work but the problem is exaggerated when jumping. I am not too worried about the jumping yet, as I want to get it sorted on the flat first.
So, how can I teach him to canter properly? Lol