How Do I Keep My Legs Still in the Canter?

Hey Dressage Superstars! Today’s question is, “how do I keep my legs still in the canter?”

Keeping your legs still in canter is very, very, very tricky!

So how do you keep your lower legs still in trot?

A lot of people struggle in the canter with their legs swinging.

You want weight down through your ankles. Try that.

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Today’s question is how do I keep my legs still in the canter?

Okay, so a lot of people struggle in the canter, with their lower legs swinging and moving a little bit. Now, that happens probably because you might have a little bit of nerves, and what you’re doing is gripping with your knee which means there’s no weight down through your legs and down through your ankles, which means the lower legs move.

So, what you need to do is let go, open up your thighs, open up your knee, let go and get your weight really deep and down through the ankles so your legs are really nice and long and you can see just by doing that my legs have to stay still. I weigh 60 kilos so if I’ve got 30 kilos in each leg that’s a bit hard to move, 30 kilos.

If I suddenly, it’s alright buddy, if I suddenly take all my weight through my knees now my legs don’t have any weight in them except maybe, I don’t know, three kilos so then they can move in the wind. When you anchor them down put all your body weight down through your ankles they’re too heavy, they can’t move and then that gives you that really nice long leg.

Plus, good boy you can walk, plus gives that really nice long leg, plus it keeps you stiller in the canter and anchors you to the horse so you feel more safe, more secure and more still anyway.

So try that and enjoy. If today’s episode gave you huge value I would love to invite you to a free class that I’ve created for you to help you look and feel like a Grand Prix Dressage Rider in as little as three rides per week.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a good enough horse, in secret number one I’ll tell you why that doesn’t even matter. I’ll tell you how to do it in only three rides and I’ll also tell you the secret you need to know to make sure you’re doing in your riding to accelerate your results and get you to the next level.

I can’t wait to have you in the class, it’s completely free, my gift to you, click on the link to sign up.

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