From lope to canter

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    02-07-2012, 09:05 PM
From lope to canter

Hello! I just purchased my horse last week, a 13 yr old QH. She is a wonderful all around horse trained in HUS and Horsemanship. I can get a nice working "fast" trot with her but her canter is the very slow western lope. How can I get her to do the more English style as opposed to her slow Western lope.
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    02-09-2012, 09:05 PM
My guess would be ask for more stride. Maybe even hand gallop (if you can do it safely) and then bring him back down to a canter.
    02-09-2012, 09:39 PM
I can't help you but I have the opposite problem. I want Dancer to be slow but he likes going fast.
    02-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Originally Posted by Puddintat    
I can't help you but I have the opposite problem. I want Dancer to be slow but he likes going fast.
My horse does this.. wish I had advice for you.
    02-11-2012, 03:38 AM
A lot of western pleasure trainers teach pleasure horses to extend their gaits by using a shhh shh shhh shhh shhh sound and a humming sound to bring them back down to a slower pace. When you ride your horse, ask her for a lope. Once she picks up that gait, do the shhh sound to Get her to extend it. Apply pressure and get her to pick herself up.

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