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    Default Strike-Over?

    Can anyone explain to me what "strike-over" means. My trainer used the term and I don't fully understand it.



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    Well, my first piece of advice to you is if your trainer ever says anything you don't understand, ask him or her to explain it. Communication is KEY to really learning and you need to really 'get' what they are telling you.

    I'm guessing he was talking about over-step or tracking up? If so, it's when the hind swings through an in/over the print of the front foot fall. A good overstep shows that the horse is using his back and swinging freely from behind.
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    She referenced it when we were cantering. She said to think of it as a way to recycle his energy. As he rocks back allow my inside hand to come forward and towards his mane and then bring my hand back as he rocks forward while applying my inside leg. My horse did become deeper in the bridle when doin this. I had just never heard of it before. Anyone ever hear of this?



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    In a good canter, you want to feel like the horse is 'jumping' through a hula-hoop from behind and underneigh. If through your half halt, he became deeper in the bridle, thus lifting through the back, he swung deeper and further under himself. Maybe thats what he was referring to?
    Concordia means "Harmony" in Latin.
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    Are you sure it was "over strike" and not uberstreichen? (I always misspell the word without looking it up--and I'm too tired to look it up.)
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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