Picup, I can sympathise with your canter issue mate!!! I used to really struggle to sit back and trust myself and my horse in canter after I lost my nerve as a teenager riding a mare that would take off and buck in canter. It's just a matter of consciously correcting yourself and perhaps trying a monkey strap to feel when you're pulling.
Well, the joys of a breaker! As much as I miss the 'fun stuff' I forgot how rewarding young horses are.
I took Billy to a friends today and put him in a group lesson with a few beginner riders on her school horses. Just to test the waters with having horses being ridden around him. He wasnt phased in the slightest, though was very curious about a little appy pony that slightly resembles a cow!! He didn't quite know what to make of him ;)
The work was great, just trotting around the arena going between the school horses, weaving between cones down the centre line with them etc. All lovely and forward, active, nice long rein that he was more than happy to reach into.
Day off tomorrow, as much as I wish I could ride him every day!!!!
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