Won't Canter On The Short Side

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Won't Canter On The Short Side

This is a discussion on Won't Canter On The Short Side within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

Like Tree2Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-07-2012, 06:45 PM
Question Won't Canter On The Short Side

My gelding is frustrating me beyond belief. He won`t canter on the short side of the paddock with the gate. He`ll do it anywhere else in the field, but when I ask him to do it he`ll throw a fit, buck, or just trot faster.
Sponsored Links
    11-07-2012, 06:48 PM
He could be giving a sign that he wants to leave that area
    11-07-2012, 06:55 PM
But he walks and trots it fine ...
    11-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Green Broke
Right but he is refusing to go more forward passed the gate. Which I agree is a sign he wants to leave. You need to anticipate him doing this, chase him forward with your legs to prevent him sucking back and breaking down.
Wahya likes this.
    11-07-2012, 07:03 PM
It is a possibility that he gets really hyper about it. Its just like a kid running so fast to get an ice cream from the ice cream man. Exactly! You just need to keep pushing him through it. When you come around to it, RIGHT where he freaks out, squeeze him with your legs. Do that a couple of times around. And what I did with my horse is that AND I got off, lunged him right where he would be freaking out, to get all of his beans out, got back on and did the same thing every time. And that went on for a 2 hours then give him a rest for the night, do what you do, groom him, feed him, whatever. Then do it the next time you ride
    11-07-2012, 07:09 PM
But it's like I can canter him up to that point and then when he gets to the corner he just goes back to trotting. I've even tried to get him to do it a foot away, but he still goes back down to trotting, and when I get after him he bucks. I can lunge him passed that point. It's just like how he can walk past something every day is fine about, but when I ride him passed it he acts like it's the scariest thing in the world. I don't understand ...
    11-07-2012, 07:11 PM
Well horses are very tricky and flightful animals, when did he just starts this? Has he always done this?
    11-07-2012, 07:15 PM
Green Broke
Sounds like he is being a jerk more than scared. He has gotten away with it uptill now and when you get after him he is throwing a fit.
    11-07-2012, 07:16 PM
Yeah he's always done it. I haven't been able to get him to do it, so I hoped someone could shed some light and advice
    11-07-2012, 07:26 PM
Originally Posted by .Delete.    
Sounds like he is being a jerk more than scared. He has gotten away with it uptill now and when you get after him he is throwing a fit.
... The previous owners left him a stallion until he was six and then stopped his training after their kids went to University and he pretty much stood in a field for about three years

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boots too short, coat too short - I'm too tall NorthernMama Horse Tack and Equipment 5 10-16-2012 09:52 PM
Beginner Rider confused about side passing and canter depart SRich Horse Riding 40 01-29-2012 02:18 PM
Side Pass or Side Step anyone? JustLeaveIt2Mya Horse Training 22 11-26-2009 08:38 PM
Saddle rolls side to side ..help! Tika Horse Tack and Equipment 5 09-21-2009 07:39 PM
throwing head side to side under saddle peace love and paints Horse Training 6 09-14-2009 09:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0