Most horses will understand your canter aid whenever it is given and be willing to depart into canter as soon as they can. But if you’re having trouble; if your horse is sensitive; if you truly want your horse to progress through the levels or if you’re riding a horse that’s trained to a higher level than you, you will want to give your aids at the right moment.
Do you …
- Know which leg is doing what through your seat?
- Time your canter depart aids in conjunction with your horse’s footfalls?
- Time your aid to coincide with the exact moment that the outside hind is about to come to the ground?