Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: I live in that card board box you pass by every day on your way to work.
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Agreed with riccilOve- No rushing means don't allow them to trot into the lope. If a horse needs to trot into the lope, they need more work on collection.
I like mine to, first have their transitions down well. Very well. I switch it up. Walk to trot, trot to canter. Canter to trot, trot to canter. Just jumping around on it until they are relaxed and transitioning smoothly.
Another thing I like to have is control of my horse's peices. Shoulders, ribcage, and hip. When I ask for a lead departure, I'll shift my outside leg back slightly (asking them to move their hip in). A canter starts in the hind quarters. If you get their hind end in, they will be able to pick up their lope/lead much easier and smoother.