Bouncy cantering

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Bouncy cantering

This is a discussion on Bouncy cantering within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Cantering a bouncy horse
  • Fixing a bouncy canter

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Bouncy cantering

I am 11 and my loan pony has a very bouncy canter. This is sweet usually, but creates trouble because sitting to the canter is very difficult. I was wondering if there are any excercises you can do to help sitting to the canter.
Sponsored Links
    07-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Green Broke
Do you have a video? My horse is a bouncy one as well. Do you know if your horse is crossfiring or is your pony just bouncy? I have found that it's easier for me to do the canter in a half seat. When I sit the canter I put extra weight in my heels and you need to make sure you sit on your seat bones and not your crotch like many riders do( I do this and I'm still trying to break the habit)..this is called perching. Also if you are tightening your body at the canter you bounce more. You want to relax your body like a soggy noodle. Some people say to grind your seat and it helps your stay in the saddle.You want to make sure you do not back drive though. I guess we would relaly need to see a video to see if it's really your pony or you and the horseforum members can go from there.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to fix hard and bouncy trot? KSCountryGirl13 Natural Horsemanship 10 05-06-2011 11:16 PM
Bouncy Gaits (Canter Especially) AllThePrettyHorses Horse Riding 4 05-05-2011 08:23 PM
bouncy no stirrup work sophielou10 English Riding 2 06-14-2010 04:18 PM
Bouncy Canter =) AKHorseeGal English Riding 17 02-10-2010 05:15 PM
Tips on How to Sit a Bouncy Trot? anrz Dressage 9 09-22-2009 11:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0