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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I'm also very glad to hear that you're getting a trainer. Some of those horses just aren't comfortable! I learned to lope on this lovely older mare who had tons of training and could give you the most cushiony, balanced, well rated canter to be found. Have a bit of a swayed back and a good transition from trot to canter just made it better. I think even a legless man could of loped her without feeling off.
And then I started riding other horses. One moment I felt like top rider, the next- I was on the ground gasping, trying to figure out what just happened! The TB that I was now riding was so unbalanced and thin that it felt like I was on a balance beam. Ian is right though. Once you learn to canter a horse like that, you don't take a good lope for granted anymore, and you develope a great seat!
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