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post #21 of 24 Old 06-08-2008, 10:20 PM
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I think trotting is more tiring, but I dont have the control I need for the canter. I can control myself at the trot, so I think I like that better.

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post #22 of 24 Old 06-13-2008, 03:29 AM
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practise trotting with no stirrups/or in sit trot, to develop a feel for it and bring your seat in the saddle deeper. do half a cicle at a time of sit trot, then rise trot, soon you'll develop a great feel for it and learn to love it.
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post #23 of 24 Old 06-14-2008, 01:42 AM
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practise trotting with no stirrups/or in sit trot, to develop a feel for it and bring your seat in the saddle deeper. do half a cicle at a time of sit trot, then rise trot, soon you'll develop a great feel for it and learn to love it.
good idea jeddah

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post #24 of 24 Old 06-27-2008, 04:13 PM
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Today I finally did some real cantering - I had my horse going all the way around the arena and wasn't holding on! As a beginner, I think getting the hang of the trot is easier, simply because the rising motion comes naturally and requires less flexibility and stability in the body - at least to be able to do it without falling off. Cantering I'm still getting a bit bumpy, and I'm still at the stage where I'm leaning back so I don't fall off!

It does feel really nice, though, when you go from sitting trot into a lovely canter. The horse I'm riding has a beautifully smooth canter - he's absolutely amazing, and worth his weight in gold. That's saying a lot, as he's a pretty big horse xD

In conclusion ... I don't know which I like more yet, but right now the canter is harder!

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