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post #1 of 24 Old 06-03-2008, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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cantering or troting?

Heyy guys! I was wondering if you thought troting or cantering was easier? I think that cantering is....because I do not have good balance troting....does anybody have any ideas to help me keep my balance while troting??
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post #2 of 24 Old 06-03-2008, 05:34 PM
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I like cantering better, I love the feeling of it.
Hmm, for trotting, what kind of problems are you having? Do you feel like your butt isn't sticking to the saddle enough?

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I think cantering is easier but you also have to have more control since you're going faster

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When I am trotting, my heals are now down far enough in the stirrup. My feet also slip through the stirrup and then I have a real hard time keeping my balance. I don't look poised at all...in fact I look like a total mess...haha!

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I think it really depends on the horse. Most horses I have ridden have kind of a choppy trot, so unless your posting, its not very comfortable. Canter on the other hand is a lot easier, and I love the feel of the nice breeze that comes with it.

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Actually most of the horses I've ridden have very smooth trots. It really depends on their conformation. A horse with bad shoulders is going to be more choppy than one with good shoulders.
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I like cantering better, I have more control and I can keep my assessment.

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post #8 of 24 Old 06-04-2008, 01:35 AM
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Maybe you need to shorten your stirrups a little? Otherwise it might just be something you need to work at!

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post #9 of 24 Old 06-04-2008, 02:24 AM
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Shortening your stirrups should help. ;) & try sitting deeper- not leaning back, but sitting straight & in alignment with your heel. Hard to explain but yeah.

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Originally Posted by brightside
I think it really depends on the horse. Most horses I have ridden have kind of a choppy trot, so unless your posting, its not very comfortable. Canter on the other hand is a lot easier, and I love the feel of the nice breeze that comes with it.
I agree...it really depends on the horse.overall htough I love to canter.i like to go fast.that why I should be a berrel racer.lmao.its really fun!
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