Keeping Your Horse in Front of Your Leg Through Transitions

Top international Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Shannon Dueck helps a rider with a stallion who likes to get behind the leg with transitions.

Once the horse is thinking forward, Shannon asks the rider to take a little more feel with the reins. They work on canter-trot transitions, thinking leg yield to help keep the horse’s hind leg rotating. The rider also must think forward and bending in the down transitions to help keep the horse from backing off.

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