Jody Hartstone continues her series of retraining the off the track Thoroughbred with training for the trot and canter. This session begins with teaching the young mare an indirect turn, using her reins only. This helps her move her shoulders and keep her on the chosen line. As she trots, she doesn't worry about the placement of the head, but instead works on the aids to go from walk to trot and from trot to walk.
Jody rides a square using her reins for the turn, and shows how to handle her falling out on her outside shoulder. She gives a great explanation of why our horses snort as they relax- interesting! As the steering improves, Jody checks in that her trot halt transitions work before she goes on to canter. To start with she pushes forward in the trot until she canters without worrying about her frame or lead at this point. She gets canter on each lead while staying off her back and concludes the session.