Teaching a horse to have a slower canter

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    05-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Teaching a horse to have a slower canter

How do you train a horse to have a slower canter? She's always had a fast canter all of her riding life, but I would like to train her to break out of that habit.
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    05-24-2011, 05:00 PM
She probably has a fast canter bc she is not strong enough to go slower. What kind of riding schedule is she on? Do you have an pics we can see of her moving or video
    05-24-2011, 05:12 PM
You probably could be right about the strength thing. She's 25 years old.
And yeah, I have a video but I don't know how to upload it on here.
    05-24-2011, 05:20 PM
Green Broke
You can try cantering about 5 strides, stop and back up a few strides. Canter a few strides, stop and backup. Keep doing this and soon she'll be anticipating a "stop and backup" and will slow down. It helped me!
    05-25-2011, 08:47 AM
You need to sit up and collect your canter they need to be back on their hocks but riding forward all of my horses will learn to shorter canter strides ( slower) and lengthen their canter.

Get 2 poles out with at least 5 -6 strides Sit up and back you don't want to pull the horse but you need a contact he should sit back and wait = shorten canter see if you can try an get in 7-8 strides inbetween the poles its v hard to explain I hope im making sense!

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