Originally Posted by Black Beauty 94
Thanks SO much. I have had so many problems with my Walker doing this-- could you send me lots of video of her new canter? That would be awesome.
After building up some muscle, you just let her cross fire in the round pen and suddenly she started cantering right? Because my guy will basically just gallop to keep his leads, and the strides will be very quick with no rhythm.
****, I would really love to, but my mare is recovering from an azoturia attack.
It's going to be a while before we canter again. I'm not sure if there was any damage to the hind muscles yet; going back to the vet in a couple days. I might have to restart/rebuild.
HOWEVER, here's another video taken a couple weeks after the one I showed you before. Still taking leads off the jumps, but she had just began to hold her canter through turns. Her canter was still FAST, but improving at this point.
In our round pen work, she didn't immediately
not cross canter. It took five minutes of cantering, going back to a trot once in a while, and asking her to canter again to get both leads. I also had to bite the bullet and let her canter FAST for about ten minutes. She learned to slow herself down. If her canter started to disintegrate and she lost her lead in the back, I moved her back into a crazy gallop. Form before speed.