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Saturday December 5 2020

Canter circles

How to make “work” enjoyable.

I am working on making Hudson stronger and more balanced. In this session I am for the first time doing canter circles. I have two fences up as an anchor for my circles. The size of the circle is decided by Hudson’s ability. This size is big enough to feel do-able but is also challenging for him. My focus points are the fences and riding a perfect round circle. Where ever Hudson is out of balance he will deviate and the circle will become egg shaped. When I feel him going out of balance I help him restore, but that is all the rest is up to him.

Since this is difficult and I need his engagement I interchange with stuff he likes. Going over a small bank, some poles on the ground. He likes that and becomes more forward. Which I then utilise by going back to the canter circles.