5. Next I make one subtle change in my approach and jump the fence three more times, then evaluate the efforts. I repeat this process, always changing just one variable so I know what makes the difference and what doesn't. When I'm consistently arriving at a comfortable takeoff spot more than 50 percent of the time, I've established a "quality canter." From this canter, I can gradually start to recognize when I need to move up or slow down to arrive at the correct takeoff spot.