Canter Lengthening

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3 Exercises to Improve Transitions Into and Out of Canter Lengthenings

Joy Congdon explains how to maintain control over a horse who likes to run in canter lengthenings.

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Trot Lengthenings: The What, The Why and The How

Carole Grant explains how to do this basic dressage movement.

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First Level Frustrations

If you want to set yourself apart at First Level and earn points that others don’t, check out these two movements where mistakes are commonly made.

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Hilda Gurney: First Level Movements with Young Horses

Learn how to begin schooling First Level movements with a 4-year-old.

AHSA "S" judge Natalie Lamping demonstrates the First Level canter lengthening with Lucinda Boyle's gelding, Court Jester.

Tone Your Horse's Topline by Riding the Canter Lengthening

This First Level movement is your means for developing your horse’s topline and belly muscles, both critical to successful upper-level work.