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post #1 of 7 Old 02-02-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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I cantered for the first time today

Well I had my 5th riding lesson today and I got to canter. Man was that fun. Alot easier than the trot and posting. I am so enjoying learning how to ride a horse. Wish I had started earlier in life.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-02-2010, 08:18 PM
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Awesome, and congrats! Cantering was a big milestone for me. The first time I cantered was "accidental." I was having a lungeline lesson on an Arab barrel horse named Bullet (my initial reaction to riding Bullet: ), and he cantered a few strides when I asked for him to step out into his trot. It was another Arab really taught me how to ride the canter well. Trotting will get easier with practice.

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Isn't horse riding the greatest? I personally prefer trotting, but cantering is great too. Just wait until you get to jump, you'll love it!
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Originally Posted by Gidji View Post
Isn't horse riding the greatest? I personally prefer trotting, but cantering is great too. Just wait until you get to jump, you'll love it!

Horse riding is great..I don't think I will ever jump though..lol.
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-02-2010, 10:37 PM
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That is wonderful, my daughter is taking lessons and started cantering in her last lesson. Just for a few strides but I could tell she was thrilled, and it gave her a big sense of accomplishment too.
: )

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 12:03 PM
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Awesome! The first time is always the best. The first time I loped was on an old mare named Ally and that same day was the first day I jumped as well. We loped up a hill and there was a tiny log that she decided to jump over. Lol two learning experiences in one day!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-05-2010, 12:26 AM
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congrats!! better late then never....

you never know about jumping! if you like cantering you might LOOOOOVE jumping!
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