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        10-30-2008, 10:58 PM
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    My ottb used to do that so I would canter like 3 or 4 big circles and then I would canter 2 big circles using half the arena and then once she calmed down, I would use the whole arena ... now she is SOOOO calm it is a joke .. I think she was mistakenly put on the track, she is the SLOWEST tb ever .. also, ottb are taught that when you put pressure on their mouth, they are to go faster... you have to have a very soft hand with them. Good luck!
         
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        10-30-2008, 11:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by blossom856    
    Usually I start the canter on the straight side of the arena. So she's not bent when I ask her to canter. .
    Dressage is a progression from the easiest to the hardest. This not only includes various movements but the location of where a movement is asked for.

    In the beginning the canter is asked for going into the first corner of the short side or end. The reason is that it is simply easier and the horse is less likely to run. Later on the horse is asked to canter at the start of the long straight side. For a canter to be correct true and balanced from this location it requires more training and balance.

    The point above is you should be attempting your canter from a bend ...either going into a corner or on a large circle.
         

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