Masters of Equitation on Counter-Canter and Flying Changes compiled by Martin Diggle
Model Number: 9780851318639
The counter-canter and flying change are both progressions of the basic canter and although there is a clear relationship between them they have distinct derivations and purposes. While the counter-canter is a long-established exercise, the flying change is a relatively new addition to the list of classically accepted movements.
As with so much in equitation, it is essential that both exercises are introduced at an appropriate stage in the horses’ training, and that their proposes and aims are clearly understood. Thos these ends, Masters of Equitation on Counter-canter and Flying Changes examines the derivation and uses of the counter-canter, and the complexities surrounding the introduction and execution of flying changes, through the worlds of various Masters. Their thoughts will provide invaluable guidance to all who wish to advance their horses’ education in the gait of canter, and will fascinate all readers interested in the historical development of equitation.