Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Woot I cantered Reeco for the first time ever today. I was just out on a hack and pushing his trot forwards, trying to establish some lengthening of the stride and work towards medium trot (that is a long way off but you have to start with some lengthening first).
Anyway Reeco decided that lengthening was obviously too hard and popped into canter! No Fuss no explosions, nothing. I had expected an explosion of epic proportions when I started working on canter. That is Reeco's default reaction to being unsure, explosion and then bolt.
He just happily swang a long with ears forwards, came back to trot when asked and was generaly a saint about the whole thing.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT