Canter/Lope Transitions

with Cheryl West


It is important to set the horse up for success, to build the horse up for a correct lead or lead change. This session will demonstrate how to use successive, accurate aids to ask for a prompt, obedient canter or lope departure on the correct lead at the precise moment. It will also explore the use of these aids for a simple or flying lead change.

Running time: 37 minutes

Cheryl West is passionate about CHA, dressage, and using biomechanics, rhythm and feel to understand the horses language. She is CHA Master Clinician, a PATH Therapeutic Instructor, past Program Director for the American Therapeutic Center, has served on numerous Boards, and is involved in various horse organizations. She owns West Equestrian Ranch in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, where she teaches “The Connected Ride” to all disciplines and developing instructors. Cheryl encourages riders from all walks of life that upper level horsemanship can be achieved no matter the discipline, horse, or income.