This is where the horse canters with the 'wrong' lead leg. By example, if on a left handed circle the horse is asked to canter with right canter lead ie. the off-fore leading.
Seems to happen to me more when I don't want it than when I ask for it - that's what lessons are for I suppose.
Changing the leading leg at canter. It happens during the moment when all feet are off the ground - the third beat of canter. The horse must swop from one pair of leading legs to the other.
Walking backwards. Well nearly - as the horse moves his legs in diagonal pairs and so has a two time beat as opposed to forward walk in which each leg moves independantly.
A highly collected and elevated trot on the spot.
A highly collected and elevated trot.
Next - inside or outside?