Sunday, July 29, 2012

Reva cantering!

Reva has been coming along well in the canter.  We have been lightly lunging her in my weekly lessons.  We tried it a few times last fall and have again done it a few times this summer.  It has seemed to help her balance and confidence in the gait.  


This is her weaker lead, which I had been having trouble picking up.  But she has been picking up the right lead correctly on the lunge line and improving so much under saddle!!



Reva - right lead canter from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.



And here is her left lead.  She is also finally not plunging and "dolphining" herself into the canter.  She is still a bit too fast, but we are getting there!  Under saddle I am starting to have a half halt in the canter, which is amazing!  Such a nicer gait when she rebalances and softens!



Reva - left lead canter from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.



Progress is slow...but I am pleased!  The best training tool is TIME!  :-)  And at only six years old, we have plenty of time!!



1 comment:

  1. What a good girl! She does a nice job staying on the circle as she gets used to the canter. She looks great in those boots!

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