How Do I Stop Rocking In The Canter?

Hey Dressage Superstars! Today’s question is, “how do I stop rocking in the canter?”

A lot of people struggle in the canter because they do a rocking motion where they move their body in rhythm with the horse.

Your job is not to move your body like this – your job is to sit still and ask the horse to move for you!

The first thing you need to do is put your shoulders back and sit up straight and sit deep in the saddle.

See how you go – you can always practice off the horse too!

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Today’s question is how do I stop rocking in the canter?

Okay, so a lot of people struggle in the canter because they do this rocking motion of … come on horse, come on horse, come on horse, come on horse, come on horse. Who’s guilty of that? They want their horse to canter, so they canter for the horse, and you can tell it doesn’t work. Ollie’s like, “Do you want trot?” Your job is not to move your body in the rhythm of what you want the horse to do. Your job is to sit still.

So, if you feel that you’re doing that, the first thing is bring your shoulders back, be the pole on the carousel horse, have straight line, turn your ear, hip and ankle, and when you’re straight, if you’re still feeling that you’re doing that, I just need you to flatten your spine like Pilates move, put your belly button into your back. So, suck it in, come really tall, feel like someone’s pulling your head to the sky and your heels down to the ground. So, you go from 5’7″ to 6 foot, and then that’ll help you tighten everything you need tighten to be stiller in the canter. So, give that a go and enjoy.

If today’s episode gave you huge value, I would love to invite you to a free class I’ve created for you to help you look and feel like 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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