Left behind...at the canter?

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    06-16-2009, 11:39 PM
Left behind...at the canter?

Just wondering if this is a problem for anyone else.

I'm not sure if "left behind" is the best way to explain it. But I constantly find myself behind the movement of the horse at the canter. My walk and trot are excellent as far as I can tell, I'm just not sure what I can do to improve my position at the canter. Any advice?
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    06-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Are you leaning behind the verticle? You could be working against your horses center of gravity isntead of working with it.

Does your saddle fit you? Your saddle could be causing the issues.
    06-16-2009, 11:50 PM
I'm sure the saddle is NOT a perfect fit - lesson saddle. *sigh*

But now that I think about it, yeah, I may be behind the vertical. What can I do to change that? I think I lean to adjust my center of gravity for better balance. =/
    06-24-2009, 07:57 PM
Bumping this up. I really need some advice on how I can fix this. Next lesson is Tuesday so I want to be able to work on it. =)
    06-24-2009, 08:07 PM
It's hard to know without a picture/video, but I assume you probably are sitting on your seat bones instead of your thighs. Imagine that you ave needles in your back pockets, and if you sit on your butt you will pricked. Instead, tilt your hip so that your weight is on your thighs. This will bring you body forwards
    06-29-2009, 04:22 AM
Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
Imagine that you have needles in your back pockets, and if you sit on your butt you will pricked. Instead, tilt your hip so that your weight is on your thighs. This will bring you body forwards
That's some awesome advice right there
I have a lot of trouble keeping centered in the canter too, so I'll definitely try this!

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