Question # 92: I'm having a hard time getting a canter to walk on Fleck without trot steps or having to be too hard with my aids.

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I've found that if I think of changing the bend as I'm asking for the downward, it helps. But is that going to mess up future aids (like flying changes?). I know I'm supposed to "land the airplane", but I cannot get a decent downward. His walk to canters are pretty good but he gets a little amped up and anticipatory. (Holly)



Hi Holly!

Canter to walk transitions can be hard for some horses! In order to do them well, the horse must be completely straight and balanced, and must be actively "sitting" behind. The key to making the transition smooth, and with no trot steps is to... (Click on Question Title above (in blue) to read full answer)


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