Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Confidence at the canter
So here it goes, when I used to ride a long time ago I mostly did walk-trot (I was a little kid) and when I did canter, it was up hills on trail rides mostly. Some of it was in the ring but mostly on trail rides. Now speed it up many years, I am afraid to canter. Just can’t do it. I have been getting a horse into shape and today we were riding and the breeze was just right that it gave her so must energy and all she wanted to do was canter. She picks up the right lead and everything I just always bring her back to a trot because I am not too sure of it. We have a great bond so its not like I don’t trust her. I just don’t trust myself.. any tips!? I ride English and I have heard many talks about cantering in a half seat or not? ←-could totally be wrong there. Haha. Help!
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