up out of the tack and
really think about getting
the feeling of the horse
rolling over his back. That
comes from the hind legs.
If I have a horse that’s
With a little targeted riding, your best possible
slow and four-beating, my
objective is to send the horse forward and get a
reaction. If I have a horse that’s long and flat, I’ll
do the same, but my objective will be to get my
leg on and a steady, elastic contact with the bit.”
This is where establishing your basics in the
beginning helps in the long run. “When the
horse is responsive to the leg and will let me
supple him and work him through his back, he
will become looser over his topline and come
through from behind,” says Lang-Gluscic.
canter is yours for the asking.
NATALIE DeFEE MENDIK is an award-winning journal-
ist specializing in equine media, whose personal horse
passions include dressage and vaulting. Visit her online at
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Improving the quality
and adjustability of
the canter helps with
riding jump courses,