Canter help for a dressage newbie

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Canter help for a dressage newbie

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    06-25-2011, 01:00 PM
Question Canter help for a dressage newbie

I recently started taking dressage lessons. Before I was riding quarter horses western pleasure and occasionally hunters. I've been riding for a looooong time, and I'm usually comfortable at all three gaits. When I went for my lesson last night though, I got really tense when we started cantering. It felt like I was almost being run off with. I know that really isn't the case. I'm just used to riding 15 hand horses going extra slow, as opposed to the 18 hand Thoroughbred I was on last night.

Any tips for relaxing at the canter and getting used to the bigger stride?
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    06-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Green Broke
I had that problem a few weeks ago! My lesson horse was switch to a different lesson horse who has a bigger stride. I don't really have an answer.... But the second ride went better then the first, so probably just practice and getting used to the horses longer stride.

Remember to breath lots! And relax into it.

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