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Lindy’s First Canter!

I’ve been a bit worried about cantering Lindy.  Sometimes she is just so uncoordinated and unbalanced at the trot that cantering seems like it might be potential suicide.  But she’s been understanding lateral flexion.  She’s been spiraling in and out on a circle.  She has a very rudimentary idea of half halting.  All these things have made her feel more rideable, more balanced.

So today, we went for it.

It wasn’t a thing of beauty to watch us getting into the canter.  There was a lot of really fast crazy-trot.  There was a bit of  trantering (half trot, half canter).  But there was also some pretty nice cantering, on the correct lead, in both directions.  The pony has one smooth canter!

Now, about those transitions….

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