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Riding a 10-meter Circle Warmup Part 2


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    Once warmed up, Olivia demonstrates the 10-meter circle in canter. The proper amount of bend will allow you to just see the inside eye. She compares it to driving two cars parallel to each other around a turn. You must ride so that the horse is equal in both reins and on both sides.

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