Does Your Horse Pick Up the Canter With His Haunches In?




Left to their own devices, horses almost always find the easiest way to do things. And that can mean finding out that it is easier to pick up the canter by swinging the haunches to the inside, rather then staying straight and actually engaging the hind legs more to make the transition. 

Why is picking up the canter with the haunches in a problem? Because it almost always means the horse is more on the forehand as he begins the canter. And it is always better to start with a good canter, than it is to try to fix that canter after a poor transition! 

Now, on to how to fix the problem! First of all, make sure you are not actually causing this problem by...