Quick background: I have always ridden QH.
Had a bad horse accident on New Year's Eve on a horse I was looking to buy.
When I recovered, I started looking for another horse. My confidence was shaken and I needed a "been there done that" horse.
I found her. I wanted a QH gelding. I bought a TB mare. Funny how your perfect horse sometimes finds you.
Anyway...I have been working on building our relationship, getting her in shape, and building my confidence. We cantered last night for the first time and it was great.
But it felt a lot different from any horse I have ever ridden. It seemed much faster. How much different is a TB canter from a QH lope? I am guessing it it faster? Is there any other difference? I was having trouble finding the right rythym but that may be because I am out of practice.
Also....what is the difference between a canter and a gallop? My horse was a polo pony and I imagine she is used to galloping across the polo field and I am wondering if that is what she was doing last night since we were playing around with a bunch of other riders and horses in the arena.
I work with a trainer and will be asking her about it this week but thought I would ask here as well.
I am so happy we reached this milestone but the TB world is totally new to me and I have a lot to learn. Thanks!