Canter

Canter

Canter

Description:
Riders may be asked to canter on a straight line on either lead or to canter in a circle.

Options:

  • Open divisions may be asked to hand gallop showing change in speed between canter and gallop.
  • Figure 8

How is it Judged?

  • Penalty for incorrect lead
  • Smooth transitions and balance judged
  • Reward for soft canter (lope)
  • Flying leads will not be required but a simple change may be asked
  • Flying leads will be rewarded
  • Canter to a halt may be judged in the same obstacle
  • Quiet aids and responsiveness of horse rewarded
  • Rider should be balanced and quiet in the seat