Get Your Horse’s Canter Back on Track with Canter Poles

Developing your horse’s rideability at the canter is paramount whether you’re a dressage rider, hunter/jumper or eventer. One of the most elementary factors to develop in the gait is adjustability of stride length, and I love using canter poles to do this.

Again, this is a great exercise for dressage horses and jumping horses alike, and will teach rhythm, encourage self-carriage, and aid in the ability to adjust stride length. Check it out:

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