The Rollback Example: lope in on left lead, halt, sweep 180 degrees to right, lope away on right lead. The rollback is a change of direction at the canter/lope, combining the stop and turn into one motion.
Your horse should bend into the turn, turning on its hocks and using the inside hind foot as a pivot, with its front legs close to the ground to maintain momentum.
A rollback to the left will come out on the left lead (and vice versa).
The rollback is more animated than a turn on the haunches.
It is a lope in one lead, stop, sweep 180 degrees over the hocks away from the lead leg and immediately exit on opposite lead. Extended Stride An extended (lengthened) stride means the horse steps ‘longer’ (not faster) in whichever gait it is in. The Counter Canter The counter canter demonstrates the horse’s suppleness, coordination, balance and obedience.
A counter canter is a movement in which the horse lopes/canters on the outside lead.
It involves the horse cantering with the left leg leading, while being worked on the right rein, and vice versa.
The counter canter must only be attempted when a horse can pick up and hold correct leads constantly.
The horse must keep its head and neck bent over its leading foreleg, so that it is, in fact, bent in the opposite direction to that in which it is moving. * There are more of the English movements described in the Dressage and Jumping Manuals. Riding 227
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