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post #11 of 11 Old 09-27-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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QueenCheval - don't forget to come back and update us on this thread. I'm actively interested on how things go as like I said, we have all been through this before.
Sorry I've taken so long. High school has kept me super busy!
I had another lesson on Wednesday night, and it was with a new instructor. She asked me what level I was at, and I told her I could Goose get into a canter, but had trouble staying in it. At the far end of the arena, Goose and I did some circles cantering, but never got more than half a circle before she started trotting very fast again, which I think is messing me up. She asked for me and my riding partner to trade horses, because she had just cantered pretty easily, doing some hands-on-hip exercises on him. She put him (The horse's name is Rafferty) on the lunge, and I got him to canter pretty easily. Our instructor told me that I wasn't doing anything wrong, I just needed time to build stronger legs and a more balanced seat, which she said was hard when you only ride once a week.
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