Canter Work and Transitions with a Friesian

Top international dressage rider and Olympic silver medalist Adrienne Lyle helps a rider with a Friesian with canter work and transitions.

Adrienne and the rider with a Fresian move on to canter work, focusing on walk/canter canter/walk transitions. Doing these transitions correctly becomes beneficial when doing flying changes because whatever the horse does in the walk/canter it will usually do in the change. When you close the leg, the horse should go forward and down, but if not, do not take your leg off. Keep the leg on and ask the horse to relax the neck and get the nose in front of the vertical.

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