How to Get a “Quiet” Horse to Pick Up the Canter Promptly
Getting And Keeping The Dull Horse In Front Of Your Leg
Is your horse dull to your leg? Are you constantly nagging your horse with your spur? Are there worn patches on your horse’s side from heels that are constantly asking for forward momentum? Bernie has the solution.
Running Time: 15 minutes and 8 seconds
Controls Of The Horse Part Two – Leg Aids
Bernie illustrates, for all the basic jumping disciplines, the significance of the correct position & timing of leg aids as a powerful blend with the rein aids. Teaching independent and prompt responsiveness to leg aids will result in clear, effective communication with your horse when used in conjunction with the rein aids for ultimate control in the ring.
Running Time: 35 minutes and 43 seconds
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I have an OTTB 5 yr mare that is lazy but super sensitive. I am having trouble picking up the canter. I love the basics and the dull horse videos. We have a nice walk and trot now from the slightest pressure and if she is hesitent, and the cluck doesn’t immediately work, a slight tap of the crop works great and then she is good to the leg again. The canter is a different story. She trots faster and faster. I am wondering if picking up the canter from the walk would be a better option and how much I should get after her to actually pick up the canter. She is perfect on the lunge line, I say canter and she steps into the canter every time, just when I am on her we struggle.
I myself having the same issues. Following. I have been using a dressage whip. Just to help cue. It has helped.
We love hearing what works for riders! Thanks for the tip.