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Tip Of The Day: Instant Canter Improvement

One of the easiest and most effective canter balance/position exercises is, as you are cantering, to turn your chin so you are looking over your outside shoulder. Make sure you turn your whole head, not just your eyes. Initially try for a few steps down the straight and then around a corner, trying to keep the feel of the canter the same when you turn your head forward again. This immediately puts your body into “canter position” and rebalances your horse – the impact will amaze you!

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TarrSteps is a Citizen of the World (aka Canadian) currently working with young horses and "problem solving" - for both horse and riders - in the Surrey area. She has dabbled in most horsey disciplines but loves eventing because there is always another question to ask and another answer to find.

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