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        11-26-2012, 11:31 PM
    Originally Posted by Shenandoah    
    <shrug> That's the way I learned. I took lessons on Pasos for a while (1.5 hour drive each way or I'd still be taking them), all show horses, and she taught me dressage style seat, along with corto, largo, fino (on only one horse), trot, and canter on all the horses I rode - including her Fino stallion.

    I guess what works for some doesn't work for others.

    So true! At one time, I didn't even want a gaited horse, because a friend of mine had one, and when he picked up speed, he would ONLY do a running walk. The canter is so great, I didn't want to give that up in riding! I was so glad to find out that most gaited horses have a great canter.... along with other gaits. But like you say, every horse is different.

    Best of luck to you finding what works best for YOUR horse!
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        11-28-2012, 10:08 PM
    Subbing! My horse will also sometimes cross-fire. What I do is immediately transition back down to a walk and try again. We are also using the method where one person is in the middle of the roundpen giving the canter cues, while the other (me) is on Brandy's back giving the riding cues. It is working well but I like to keep my eye on threads like this for extra advice and ideas.
        12-12-2012, 01:58 PM
    I've worked with a couple of walkers with the same problems. As for getting into a clean canter, canter poles were very helpful. First while lunging, and then while riding.
    Someone suggested stopping and back coming out of the canter. This is great! Make sure your horse can back with diagonal pairs first. One of mine couldn't for months, he was so lateral he didn't know how to back (he also came from a show barn and I'm not sure he was ever asked to back before, it scared him so much we took it in tiny baby steps). Eventually, we got both of them coming down to the walk from canter, but I still can't get them to come down into gait.

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