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    08-12-2013, 04:58 PM
Cantering problems

I posted a few days ago, about cantering problems everytime I get ready to go into the canter with her, I freeze up and back out of it, I keep thinking the other horses I have rode and think of the times I've fell off and such.

On a side note, she has been doing better when I take the dog away and then put the dog back in there like a reward for doing a good job, I think she perfers that over treats.

When you ride do you usually give them reins or keep them kinda tight, I keep them tight because its like if I don't then she might take off. Or am I just being over cautious. She is a great horse I just let my past and past horses come between us.
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    08-12-2013, 05:15 PM
The rein issue depends on the horse I'm riding. If I have a horse who's nervous/badly behaved or likes a tight rein I keep a tight rein. If I trust the horse and know their little quirks I'll be generous with the reins.

I had this problem when I was fairly new to riding. I got bucked off a few times (as all riders do) and had a problem cantering because I felt like I was on the horse who had done it. My instructor gave me some good advice which was: "Remember the horse you're on NOW."

Good luck, I know you'll be fine! :)
    08-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Thanks so much and yes we cantered tonight im so happy

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