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    08-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Red face Canter help

I have been riding for many years, but on 14hh ponies. I have now started to ride a horse ( a 15.2hh 17yr. Pure Arab gelding), and find it difficult to sit to his canter. My instructor says that I have to 'sway'. Any tips?
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    08-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Originally Posted by ForeverHawk    
My instructor says that I have to 'sway'. Any tips?
Think of using a hula hoop. Your hips move independent of your rib cage and legs. Move in motion with the horse instead of against it.
    08-19-2011, 03:55 PM
My instructor always says its almost like a swing, but with smaller motions. If you don't go WITH the swing, you'll fall off or pop out of the seat. Kinda the same thing with a horses canter.
    08-23-2011, 06:24 AM
I don't know if this makes sence but on my horse I had trouble cantering( going from a clydesdale to a appaloosa kinda makes sence) I just sat their and thought to myself , "sack of potatoes" I know it sounds funny but basically relax and imagine your a sack of potatoes! This worked for me, but the other suggestions are still really good!
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