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        06-08-2008, 09:20 PM
      #21
    Foal
    I think trotting is more tiring, but I don't 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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        06-13-2008, 02:29 AM
      #22
    Foal
    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.
         
        06-14-2008, 12:42 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jeddah31
    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
         
        06-27-2008, 03:13 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    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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