Let’s add another segment to our 20m counter canter circle.
By now you should be riding a 20m demi circle in counter canter with good balance. You should notice that your true canter is improving, your horse should have better “jump” at the canter lifting the wither every stride and that your 10m canter circles are becoming straighter and easier to ride. Straighter as in the shoulder is straighter up and down, or perpindicular to the ground. You should feel like the horse is sitting down more on his haunches and carrying you better. All good signs of an excellent collected canter!
Start as always with the simple loop, adding the extra strides until you get a good 20m demi circle in counter canter.
When ready, as in the illustration, ride to B in counter canter and then to the centerline approx. 5m in front of C and a 10m true canter circle in the corner by M.
One more segment and we have a 20m counter canter circle.