Counter canter is not the same thing as riding canter with the wrong leg leading. It is a canter in which the rider purposefully canters in the right lead when riding on the left rein or vice versa. In counter canter the horse should remain slightly flexed to the side of the leading leg. This exercise will help your horse to develop a better balance as well as build his strength and has the added benefit of improving your horse´s straightness in canter. Counter canter is an exercise that must be well-established before you can move on to attempt flying changes.
The simple canter change is in fact a change from collected left canter to collected walk to collected right canter or vice versa. It is basically a canter change via the walk.
Duration: 10min 40sec