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post #51 of 54 Old 03-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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So... crazy update!

Apparently I was ready* for some lateral work. Ladies and gents, I did haunches in, haunches out, canter to halt transitions, halt to canter transitions, lots of trotting, lots of cantering, and apparently I'm going to try my hand at small cross rails next week.

I have never felt this confident! I'm just learning these lateral movements but the horse (who feels like a pony in comparison to Sky lol) is very schooled and ever so attentive. I was really proud of myself this weekend!

I need to get video.. will drag someone with next week as I went solo this time.

hahahahah...I should have read the entire thread! good for you!! Enjoy. Now I'll go back and read your progress. :)
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post #52 of 54 Old 03-28-2013, 08:29 PM
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The sassiness emerges because everyone just says "cue to canter" but never explained HOW to cue... and I asked and got zip answer from previous instructors. This one actually verbally told me, physically showed me (on the ground) and talked me through it.

Love her! No sassiness from me
I'm being taught to bend to the inside, when I can almost see a nostril ask - go - "canter"! it's all timing and personally I have enormous issues finding the exact moment. what makes it interesting is each horse has that moment to make the transition in a heartbeat of time. One horse I ride, if I don't ask EXACTLY so, he's going to give me the mad trot. and that can hurt!
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post #53 of 54 Old 03-28-2013, 08:35 PM
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I've found this to be absolutely true, as well, regarding the three horses I've ridden in lessons lately...all have been trained to cue to canter differently...!
so so true. one horse I love riding is **** near telepathic if we ride consistently. she knows my cues, maybe as fast as I think and start giving them. another horse I ride, you have to say "CANTER CANTER". if you don't, he's going to give, but he's not going to give in a one/two. it may take ten/eleven.

or more.
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post #54 of 54 Old 04-01-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my latest set of videos. No lateral work.. lots of trot and canter transitions in preperation for small cross rails (On my Best Days With Sky thread.)

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