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Finally, I got the Canter!

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        07-29-2009, 06:45 PM
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    Weanling
    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 that's my happy story today!
    :)
         
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        07-29-2009, 06:57 PM
      #2
    Trained
    That's great to hear. It's a good feeling when something clicks, isn't it?
         
        07-29-2009, 07:02 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Congratulations!! I love cantering!
         
        07-30-2009, 07:13 AM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Congrates! Watch out it becomes adictive!
         
        08-01-2009, 06:38 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Hmmmm I didn't do so well today. I wonder why.
         
        08-01-2009, 07:16 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    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.
         
        08-01-2009, 11:40 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Haha I guess i'm lucky to be starting out on a very fast horse then. :p
    Though I don't feel very lucky
         
        08-02-2009, 04:41 AM
      #8
    Showing
    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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