Hi, I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village.
I’m going to show you some tips and techniques that I use when using transitions in the western
style riding. A really really training technique that you can do is just do transitions in
sections so for example, we are going to start in a halt and we are going to move up to our
walk. We are going to do a few strides of walking and move up to our jog. We are going
to do a few strides of jog and we are going to move into our lope. Then we are going to
start all over again. So we start from the halt all the way to the walk, go up to the
jog, go up into the lope. How many strides to let your horse go around for is completely
up to you. But I don’t recommend that you do it for to long cause you want your transitions
to be really quick, really snappy. Cause you are getting your horse to respond much better
to you listen to your leg, listen to your hand, listen to your body. Trot, and just
by doing this it would get your horse to be more responsive and listening to you a lot
better. So that is one example that of transitions that you can work on.