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My 7 years old gelding wouldn't complete a full canter circle without anticipating a change of lead and trying to do flying change himself! Any suggestions?

My 7 years old gelding wouldn't complete a full canter circle without anticipating a change of lead and trying to do flying change himself! Any suggestions?
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Oh my gosh I know exactly how you feel! Except my gelding is 20 πŸ˜‚ I found the best thing for him was if he was being a dill and jumping around was to put him in to a deep low stretch in canter and it usually gets him breathing and relaxing again. While in the strecth I do some flexion work again. Then I slowly bring him up ahain and keep doing gentle flexion work, keeping the same rhythm and after doing a circle softly in a short frame I then take him large and do the same thing. Hope this helps, works for my old man!
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