How do you make a horse canter?
If you have a hunter or jumper horse, you can ask for a canter
by at a walk, lifting and slightly pulling your inside rein and
keeping your outside rein against the neck (still with contact)!
Keep your inside leg on the girth and your outside leg behind the
girth. To ask, you squeeze your legs and move your hands at the
motion of the canter and keep a forward seat. Your horse should
If you are a beginner English rider, you may be able to get your
horse to canter in another way. You can ask for a trot, sit deep in
the saddle, and squeeze your legs against your horse's sides (don't
kick!!). Your horse should then canter.
When you canter, especially for a not-so-advanced rider, try to
either get your canter on a corner (like in an arena or ring) or do
a circle. It is much easier for your horse to pick up the correct
Great answer , but, to add to it... I am an advanced English
rider and to pick up a canter, right lead use left leg and left
lead use right leg. Dig your leg into your horses belly(not so hard
as to hurt him) lean back and make a kissing noise... Then you get