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        01-23-2013, 05:38 PM
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    Keep asking for trot with your seat (and NOT by exaggerating your posting as suggested previously) just keep the hips in a rhythmical 1-2-1-2 and then do a leg yield or change direction or do something that you aren't asking him to canter through at this point in the training.
    Why would exaggerating the posting be so bad? When I'm on a greener horse, and I want to slow the trot, my posting gets exaggerated because I'm posting slower than the horse is actually going. Of course, maybe the word exaggerated came across as saying the rider should hurl her body around in an exaggerated way, which would cause the horse to lose it's balance... so I can see why that would be bad.
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        01-29-2013, 05:53 AM
    Green Broke
    Apologies for the lack of response. My internet connection is pretty bad!

    I think we have found the root of the problem. Young horse, cold snap and spurs.
    Ask Anebel, you could boot this horse if required, and there was a reaction but that was it. It would appear that with working on less is more with my legs has worked because I have taken my button spurs off, left the crop on the side and although he was slow to get it at first.. no more canter.
    I also lunged him more thoroughly before riding.

    This all came to a point when he bolted and tried to buck me off last week. Scared the bejeebus out of me.. so it was time for quick action.

    All I can say is I hope this cold snap disappears so he can start getting in the paddocks again!!

    Thank you for all your help.. I am however, printing this off to keep with me as I feel that when he progresses in his training, this will come in handy!

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