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post #1 of 8 Old 07-29-2009, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Finally, I got the Canter!

I just had GREAT lesson.

For a long time now I have not been able to keep my balance and stay in the saddle at the canter. I've always been really bouncy and had a hard time leaning back and keeping my weight in the stirrups.

Well, Today I got it!!!

For the first half of the lesson it was like usual.. tense and bouncy. But then I started getting a really bad stomach cramp, so I took a break and jumped off, and my instructor climbed on and showed me what I do while cantering, and then what I SHOULD be doing.

Seeing it helped HUGE. When I got back on, I asked for canter from the walk, instead of that horrible fast trot which freaks me out.. and it was like floating.

I was so happy.
I didn't come out of the saddle AT ALL. It was like I was glued down.

So thats my happy story today!
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-29-2009, 05:57 PM
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That's great to hear. It's a good feeling when something clicks, isn't it?
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-29-2009, 06:02 PM
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Congratulations!! I love cantering!

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-30-2009, 06:13 AM
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Congrates! Watch out it becomes adictive!

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-01-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm I didn't do so well today. I wonder why.
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-01-2009, 06:16 PM
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It varies. Plus, when you get to ride a different horse, it may not work as well. I started cantering on a horse with a slooow canter.. very rolling and gentle. Then I went to the horse I lease-- very fast and not so smooth. :P I'm still having a bit of an issue with Razz's canter.
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-01-2009, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Haha I guess i'm lucky to be starting out on a very fast horse then. :p
Though I don't feel very lucky
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-02-2009, 03:41 AM
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Even after things click, sometimes it takes a while to get consistent with it. Just keep working and soon, your bad days will be a thing of the past. And even when they do sneak up on you, you will be shocked.
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