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        01-03-2012, 05:35 AM
      #21
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    I understand your opinion that you will be able to cope with everything by yourself, but it is the horse that will be paying for your mistakes - with unwanted behaviour, health problems, and in other ways. For example - the reason why he just trots faster and does not go into canter might be because you have your weight shifted too much on his forequarters, even if the cues you give are correct. In that way he simply is not able to rise in canter, because his forequarters are blocked (correct canter begins in his hindquarters and with natural collection). And, being forced to go faster and faster while all the weight on forequarters (which can result in a nasty fall, if there happens to be something wrong with the terrain), he will most probably hollow his back and carry you in a way that will eventually harm his spine.
         
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        01-03-2012, 06:00 AM
      #22
    Foal
    First you need to learn what the different paces are and how to count them out. A walk is a 4 pace a trot is a 2 pace and a canter is a 3 pace. You can not go from a working, or what you call 'fast', trot to a gallop without picking up a canter. If you do go from one to the other you raise the risk of a torn ligament or suspensory injury.

    Do you know how to properly post and 2-point while troting? If not do NOT try galloping. Yes while galloping your horse across a flat pasture or to the top of a hill is an dreamy idea that hollywood has put into the heads of novice riders...its a fool thing and a fool idea.

    If you can not feel or tell the difference between a trot and a gallop then you need to take lessons. Without the proper knowledge of seat, position and paces you risk injuring yourself and your horse. Learning is not as easy as just getting on a horse and trying something new...trust me my first ride was getting thrown on a 15.3h horse bareback and bridleless and told to hold on as he ran flat out across a field.

    Your question about how to sit in a gallop and slow your horse in a gallop. You first need to know what pace your are counting to know how to sit. If you sit forward and out of the saddle like you would for a gallop but you are only trying to canter your going to get your horse going faster confuse him and end up either thrown off or worse...under him. If you are set deep in the saddle like you would for a canter but push him to a gallop he will get hard in the mouth and stubborn and more so harder to stop.

    Please at least take your basics in lessons. If your horse has already taken off with you once he WILL, in all likelihood, do it again. If you can not properly stop him, control him and know how to jump him if the need should arise you are far from being prepared to canter him let alone Galloping. Even if all you do in lessons is control workouts and rein management you will be in a far better standing.
         
        01-03-2012, 07:36 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Are you meaning to go from trot to canter? If you do, you need to make sure you have rising and sitting trot nailed first. If you're riding English, when you want to canter, take sitting trot as you approach a corner, and place the outside leg (closest to the fence) just behind the girth. It doesn't have to go back a massive amount. Then give a good kick with your inside leg. If your horse doesn't pick up canter from your leg and seat aids, give a tap with the crop.
         

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