Tag: canter


Bailador and Will: Schooling Canter

18th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and schooling canter.



Amber and Legolas: Collected Canter 1

9th March

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Legolas and the collected canter.



Bailador Counter-Canter

6th January

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and discusses the counter-canter.



Bailador: Developing Canter

21st December

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives you an update on Bailador and developing the canter.



Bailador: Correcting The Canter 1

26th October

Will Faerber works with Bailador to overcome his problems with the canter.



Full Lesson: Legolas And The Working Canter

7th October

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride shows a full lesson with Legolas and discusses the working canter.



Developing Collection Part 2

1st June

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses day two of our week long series on Developing Collection. Today we focus on the canter.



Stretch In The Canter

5th December

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here with my associate trainer Amber Matusek and her horse Legolas. Today we are going to continue our discussion of beginning the horse in the canter.

Amber bought this horse about a year ago, and she has spent this time working him long and low. She started with us about three months ago and we have just been starting Legolas on the canter on the lunge line. She has gotten to the point where she can sit to the trot quite nicely in a  good active working trot, which means she can begin the canter. Remember the trot has to be correct before you begin the canter. Once we can get the horse to work over it’s back while supporting our weight, then we can become serious about the canter.

Amber …



Starting Canter On The Lunge

2nd December

Hello this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here today to work on the canter. With me today is Amber and her horse Legolas.

Before you ask for the canter while lunging, you must make sure he can work in the trot over his back first. Notice in the video that we have the line over the top of the horse’s head. He is a young horse and before we got him he would yank his head and drag people out of the arena, and that is why we have the line over the top and connected to the bit with this horse. So if he does begin to act out we can control him without a lot of difficulty.

When is the horse ready to canter? He is ready to canter when you can get him over his back …



Zoolander Canter

11th October

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today we are giving you an update on Zoolander. Zoolander is our rescue horse that had been given to us because his owner was convinced that he was dangerous. What we discovered was that the horse was basically running away from pain: his saddle was killing him, his back was killing him and his feet were in terrible shape. That is the biggest thing that we have had to deal with for the last three months that we have had him is just getting his feet to the point where he is sound enough and comfortable enough on his feet to be able to be worked. You can find a video about our horseshoer Kenny Lyon and getting Zoolander straightened out in our videos.

Today we are going to show you where …



New Project: Two Weeks

29th June

Good morning, this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and we are looking at Karen Loshbaugh riding our new project horse, who is still unnamed! We are still looking at names for him!

We are about two weeks into this project and as you can see when you compare this to our first frames that we did of the horse, he now looks like he is moving pretty much consistently on both sides. There is no dropping of his hips anymore or losing the back end and he is starting to work through his back! We can still see from having been draw reined in his life that he still wants to crimp over the neck just a little bit, but the neck is starting to get out longer and longer all the time.

We can see he has got more swing in his back …




From the Blog!

Join me as I post weekly blogs covering many topics relating to Classical Foundation Training. I have intentionally left out the word "dressage" because many people have a negative association with the prevalent "crank and spank" approach or that it is a sport for only those who are afraid to jump.

Dressage as it is meant to be is an understanding of how to best optimize a horse's movement and ability to carry a rider, surely a benefit for any horse, any discipline. It is also important in maintaining your horse's safety, soundness and sanity.

Barb and Perhaps: WDF Foundation Level 1 Test 4

Barb and Perhaps demonstrate the World Dressage Federation Foundation Level 1 Test 4 with Will’s commentary.

Amber and Legolas: WDF Foundation Level 1 Test 6

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the world dressage federation level 1 test 6. Amber and Legolas Demonstrate.

Video Critique: Julie and Barbie Submission 1

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Julie and gives suggestions for further improvement.

**Correction, the Clinic Will...