Dressage - Flying Changes
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See also: Leg Yield | Shoulder In| Half Pass| Rider Aids| Piaffe | Passage| Travers| Pirouette| Counter Canter

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Dressage - Flying Changes
In Dressage a flying change is a change of canter lead which occurs in the horses moment of suspension in between canter strides where the horse will appear to skip from one canter lead to the other.

A series of Flying Changes are called Tempi - Changes and can have four or less strides of canter in between each flying change with one time changes being the most demanding of changes as there are no canter strides in between each of the flying changes.

Preparation For Flying Changes

Aids For A Flying Change

Flying Change Exercises
Some horses find quite a challenge to get the hang of so here are some different exercises which can help to encourage a change of lead to occur;

Flying Change Faults