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    04-30-2008, 10:39 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Hey, no fair :( I'm over 30 and don't bounce at the canter. I think its very comfy speed to go at. I have a really bad habit of letting go with my legs, just balancing on my seat. I know...its not a good thing, but I have an ample seat to balance on

It's ok to be over 30 and this means your as healthy as a horse
     
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    05-01-2008, 06:42 AM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by mlkarel2010
older people get sore and achey and will tighten their muscles to avoid pain without even knowing it so they can't keep a nice open lower back and they bounce at the canter
Hm-hm... I've seen number pf people in their 50-60th team penning (which requires lots of cantering and sharp turns) sitting GREAT in saddle.
     
    05-01-2008, 12:45 PM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Hey, no fair :( I'm over 30 and don't bounce at the canter. I think its very comfy speed to go at. I have a really bad habit of letting go with my legs, just balancing on my seat. I know...its not a good thing, but I have an ample seat to balance on

LOL...@ ample seat... you and me both!( more cushion) I prefer canter... Dumas trots like a jackhammer!
     
    05-01-2008, 05:16 PM
  #14
Banned
Flow with the horse...don't just sit there...just sitting in the canter will cause the bounce.
What I do while cantering is I'll "glue" my legs (not literally haha) to the saddle, and let my body move back and forth with the movement of my horse....remember to keep your back as straight as possibly
     
    05-01-2008, 05:19 PM
  #15
Started
Roll with your horse. Like roll your hips with him, you will feel the movement.
     
    05-01-2008, 08:23 PM
  #16
Showing
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Originally Posted by Harlee rides horses
Roll with your horse. Like roll your hips with him, you will feel the movement.
Well put Harlee, that's a good way to think of it. Someone said (I think it was Craig Cameron) that you should ride with the last 6" of your spine. I know that hit the mark with me. Keeping the top half steady and "rolling" the last 6" with the motion of the horse.
     
    05-01-2008, 09:17 PM
  #17
Showing
Yeah, that's a good tip, I've always used that one. Roll your hips with the horse...rock your pelvis, LOL!
     
    05-01-2008, 10:18 PM
  #18
Foal
Lol ty all! I have a lesson tamarow! Wish me luck with that canter
     
    05-01-2008, 10:45 PM
  #19
Showing
Good luck, I'm sure you'll do fine!
     
    05-03-2008, 10:16 AM
  #20
Foal
I rode a horse with the funniest canter ever! He is 25 and his name is vito. The canter was so slow I thought it was a trot!
     

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