Originally Posted by Spyder
That may be true but riding and TEACHING/TRAINING are two totally different things.
If you cannot maintain a canter on a difficult horse then the skills required to TRAIN are not there yet.
Well, I disagree. I can
ride difficult horses. So maybe I can't maintain a full constant canter on one horse, but that's simply because she's been trained to do things that way. If anything, I'm actually RE-TRAINING her. She's a lesson horse, and due to everyone riding her in a certain way, she's learned bad habits while cantering. If I want to ride her effectively, I have to erase all those bad habits she's learned and teach her to do things right. She's very honest, so she doesn't break stride out of stubbornness or laziness. She breaks stride because that's all she's been taught to do. So yes, there is a difference beween riding and training. I posted that question because I need to train
her as well as ride her. I already have a pretty good start at that, I just needed some tips to help me along the way.
And please... I don't want to start an arguement. I only asked a question. Telling me that I can't do it is a little demeaning. You've never actually seen me ride (and sorry but I can't post videos online) so you don't really know what level I'm at. I'd appreciate it if you just answered my question and leave it at that.
Anyways, you seem like a fairly skilled rider. I'd be sooo grateful if you could help me out instead of telling me I can't. Thanks.