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post #11 of 22 Old 01-02-2011, 07:30 PM
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I used to have an issue with sitting the canter as well. I didn't even fall off, I was just scared! I got over it by having my trainer put my horse on a lunge line and me hanging on to the "oh crap strap" on the saddle (do you have one of those?). I held the strap until I felt comfortable enough to not use it. Then I held the reins instead. And finally I got off the lunge line and now LOVE cantering.

I hope that helped!
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post #12 of 22 Old 01-02-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, 2 point is what she means...and I will second that is a good way to practice the canter without worrying about the bounce part!
ok awesome I practice 2- pointing at the trot a lot just give my legs a good work out but its hard as heck bareback lol

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I used to have an issue with sitting the canter as well. I didn't even fall off, I was just scared! I got over it by having my trainer put my horse on a lunge line and me hanging on to the "oh crap strap" on the saddle (do you have one of those?). I held the strap until I felt comfortable enough to not use it. Then I held the reins instead. And finally I got off the lunge line and now LOVE cantering.

I hope that helped!
no I don't know im not even sur what an oh crap strap is lol

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post #14 of 22 Old 01-02-2011, 07:37 PM
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Hell if you do a good 2-point at the trot, canter will be cake.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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It goes on the front of your saddle. You can hold it if you need to while you gain balance and gradually let go once you get it.
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Hell if you do a good 2-point at the trot, canter will be cake.
lol I havent done it in awhile cause i've been mostly riding bareback and its really hard for me to it bareback and keep my horse moving lol

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Hand Hold Strap (Equine - Horse Tack Supplies - English Horse Tack - Saddle Accessories)

It goes on the front of your saddle. You can hold it if you need to while you gain balance and gradually let go once you get it.
oh ok awesome my trainers saddleseat saddle has one of those made out of string( just never heard of it being called the of crap strap lol) but that doesnt help me much since I ride hunt seat lol I may have to get one of those when I get my own saddle it looks like it would come in pretty handy

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Oh we just call it that because its nice to have in case your horse starts going ballistic
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Oh we just call it that because its nice to have in case your horse starts going ballistic
I bet!

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I was taught 2-point, then I was taught half seat, as a position between 2-point, and normal seat, that brings you out of 2-point, so your not holding on-to the horses mane, but are still enough off the seat, that going into 2-point is almost effortless.

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