The exercise can be done is walk, trot and finally also in canter.
- Transitions from hindquarter-in to renvers in walk and trot prepare the horse for the canter change:
- Fluent transitions from shoulder-in to renvers improve balance, coordination and suppleness as well as the reaction of the horse to the aids.
- Renvers can be ridden on the straight line along the wall, through curves and in a circle.
- The old grandmasters used to ride renvers on a circle and gradually decrease the size of that circle until a turn around the shoulders was done. This way they managed to ride canter pirouettes in renvers.