Canter seems off balance?
I just got my mare about two months ago, and we work about four or five times a week, sometimes less, usually not more.
Tru and I are a pretty good team if you ask me, and I seem to get everything I want out of her. Trulee is being kind of difficult on several aspects though, she is very spooky, which we are working on, and it has gotten a bit better, and she seem to have trouble cantering to the right. She always was a bit bobbly to the right, even when I tried her out, and she has sort of gotten better, but recently, she has been pretty bad about it.
She seems to be going faster, she is more difficult to get into it, I am getting it done, but not without a fight. Yesterday, I had to smack her with the dressage whip, and first then did I get her into a really fast, not fun version of what is in between a canter and a gallop.
I don't have a lot of room to work her in, because the only usable arena at my boarding barn is a very small indoor, in which you can only do a circle, but we make it work, except with this canter thing.
Do you think that she is off balance? Or that I am? I know she can be stubborn but usually not like this? Usually she would prefer to canter slower rather than faster. I think I may be causing it, because I do ride with uneven stirrups, do you think that being comfortable with different leanghths of stirrups is bad (like an inch)?
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