Cantering - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Cantering

This is a discussion on Cantering within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-06-2008, 09:17 AM
      #11
    Foal
    ^ He does pick up both leads in pasture & while being lunged.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-06-2008, 10:01 AM
      #12
    Banned
    Sounds like you are off balance when asking if he picks them up while lunging. You being the slightest bit off balance can make a horse not want to pick up the right lead (right as in correct)
         
        12-25-2008, 12:13 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507    
    my horse used to do this and i've had many others as well, what I would do is wait till we would get to a corner at a nice rounded trot and very slow so he's really sitting on his hind end and then ask for the canter but lift ur inside right hand up about two inches so it forces him to lean back more. This will help him to be more balanced and his head will be up so that he cannot buck and really get him to understand that you want him to pick up the right lead. Eventually you can use this technique on straighaways and then you wont even need to lift ur hand after more practice.
    This is pretty much what I did with my horse. When I first got him he didn't know how to pick up his left lead canter.. what I had to do with him was bend him (not so much that you overbend, though), and ask for it in a corner when he's already bending. Have an energetic but not rushed trot. As Roxy said, pick up your leading hand about two inches (eventually this won't be necessary); it helps to shorten that rein before you ask as well. Sit tall and shift your weight to your outside hip; you might have to sit a bit behind the vertical in the early stages of teaching his lead. If he gets the wrong lead, simply bring him back to the trot, reorganize, and ask again in the next corner. Use tons of inside bend leg. Today my horse picks up his lead entirely off leg and seat, and with barely any signal. He learned within about 3-4 months, on estimate. If he appears to be in pain, I would definitely recommend getting him checked by a chiropractor.

    Before you do canter work, try lots of bending circles to the right, and lots of walk/trot transitions. These both will help balance him up and prepare him for cantering. He may be really stiff to the right, which is one of the things that happened with my horse, and that just takes time and patience to work out.

    Good luck!
         
        12-27-2008, 05:54 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Counter bend. This blocks the outside shoulder and frees up the inside. Once you've got a nice counter bend going, ask for it in a corner.

    Works wonders on my one-sided ottb :)
         

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

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

    Log-in

    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
    help on cantering? clo Horse Training 7 11-27-2007 11:28 PM
    CANTERING WranglerBlondie93. Horse Training 5 11-25-2007 07:08 PM
    Cantering ~Tina~ Horse Training 20 09-06-2007 12:59 PM
    Cantering! pandascare Horse Riding Critique 8 07-20-2007 04:52 PM
    Cantering Chicolena2011 Horse Talk 8 06-26-2007 03:16 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0