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post #1 of 22 Old 08-26-2010, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Absolutely...perfect...

Does anybody else on here just feel amazing when you're sitting the canter? I just recently got the hang of the rocking horse motion of the canter and it's one of my favorite gaits now. It's just pure bliss to me to get Isis into a correct canter, on the bit and everything.

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post #2 of 22 Old 08-26-2010, 11:17 PM
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Oh, yeah. I love to canter except when it is a rough canter. I rode a mare for a while that, even when she was balanced and flat, her canter was a monster to ride simply because she naturally travelled so short and choppy. Any other horse is great, but her it was like "Oh, God, can you please flatten out so I can call it a day" LOL.

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My favorite gait forever. Im such a weirdo but when I get stressed, I think of cantering. Everyone has a happy place. My image is me, on my first horse bareback, cantering through a tall timothy hay field in barefeet. It was the perfect ride that hooked me on riding forever. I swear I will ride the rest of my life and never have another one like that one!
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When I think of my dream canter, it was actually one of the times that I cantered on John. For as big as he is, he has the most divine canter and it truly felt like I was flying. It probably didn't hurt that the crest on his neck is big enough that his mane was literally right in my face just like you see in the movies LOL. Then I picture Dad's horse loping sideways because the noise from the train I am sitting on freaked him out and I start giggling... hehehe.

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Rosies canter is quite nice! Its very very slow though. Even her 'haulin hiney' gallop is no faster than my old QH's lope. It just rolls. Something about that rolling, three beat feeling that just soothes me. Strange eh?!
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Strange? Only to people who just don't get it LOL.

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"A canter is a cure for every evil." -- Benjamin Disraeli

It doesn't matter how terrible or great life is going, a good canter will make it all better.

I remember the first time I cantered. It was a pony, and I was totally clueless. He turned, I didn't. I didn't try again for years. I was in a lesson on a big OTTB schoolmaster, Spencer. He was perfect in every way a horse can be perfect, and all of a sudden, my instructor just says, "And can-ter!" and off we went. It was BRILLIANT. Best time of my life was cantering that horse. For being so big and long-strided, he could give you the most collected, most impulsive canter you can imagine. RIP Spencer, you taught me everything.

I'm glad you are now able to enjoy the wonders of the canter. But just wait until you can have your first real, blinded-by-the-tears-streaming-down-your-face, wind-whipping-through-your-hair, your-horse-and-yourself-become-one-powerful-entity gallop. =]

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But just wait until you can have your first real, blinded-by-the-tears-streaming-down-your-face, wind-whipping-through-your-hair, your-horse-and-yourself-become-one-powerful-entity gallop. =]
Oh, yeah. The only thing that's better is doing it bareback in the dark.

I'm serious, you can really feel the connection when you can't see where you're going and you have to trust the horse to take care of you.

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depends on the horse. I HATE cantering on Brooke, but loove it if I'm riding Scooter.

And cantering bareback on Joey was simply amazing...we were just tooling along and it was so smooth

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Oh, yeah. The only thing that's better is doing it bareback in the dark.

I'm serious, you can really feel the connection when you can't see where you're going and you have to trust the horse to take care of you.
Perhaps when Gracie is good and broke I'll try it, but I'd fall off Ricci trying to come down from the gallop. I can ride her bareback when she's really working on balancing herself, but once we hit the gallop, neither of us bother holding back and I let her go. But I also lose the balance that made her canter and trot sit-able, haha.

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