Courses are about stride control, and the average canter stride is 12 feet. Ian Millar explains and shows how to walk and count strides between fences. Then Amy Millar demonstrates how to canter a comfortable five stride line over poles. Next she shows how to collect her horse to add a stride and make it six strides or extend the canter to make it four strides between poles.
About Ian Millar
Ian Millar is an icon in international show jumping. The most decorated equestrian in Canadian history, his record-breaking career has set the bar for its numerous achievements and unparalleled longevity.
Millar has competed in more Olympic Games than any athlete in history, in any sport. As of the 2012 Games in London, he set a new World Record for number of Olympic starts—10 in total—and recorded his best individual result to date, finishing ninth overall. Ian’s Olympic attendance record from 1972 to 2012 is blighted only by the 1980 Games, which Canada boycotted. That year, he rode for Canada at the Alternate Olympics in Rotterdam in which Canada won the Team Gold.
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