Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Were ever a horse is
how can i get a nice, relaxed canter out of my horse?
my horse has been trained before, but when i start leasing him in june, im going to be doing a LOT of flat work with him. But he has a problem going slow in general. the problem starts when asking for the canter. I ask and he just takes off. About two laps around the ring he getts to the pace i want. I have been using a half-halt to slow him down but then he breaks gait, so then i apply leg pressure. I feel like im giving him mixed, confusing signals.
Whats the best way to get him into the canter?
When his in the canter, am i asking him correctly? if not, how should i slow him down without breaking gait?
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