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post #1 of 21 Old 08-04-2007, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Cantering

Hello, I just took my first cantering lessons. It felt so different, and unfortunately I fell off twice. For some reason when i start to canter my whole body go forward and i don't have enough time to go back because I fall off immediately it seems. I've never fallen off a horse before but I'm lucky I landed on my feet both times. When I go into canter, how am I supposed to be positioned and how do you not go forward all of a sudden?
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post #2 of 21 Old 08-04-2007, 06:28 PM
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when i was a kid i had lessons every saturday moring, the horse for that eventful saturday morning lesson was a big red raon named skipper....boy did he live up to his name.......3rd stride in off i went every time....my dad stood there covering his eyes when the instructor asked for a canter....i stopped falling off when i really started to use my leg's i guess i let them flop around.....

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post #3 of 21 Old 08-05-2007, 05:12 AM
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yeah tina id just grip with ur legs and sit up straight and if needed grab some mane?? just a question are u doing a few strides in the sitting trot before u canter because if ur not that tends to tip u folward a bit as well
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post #4 of 21 Old 08-05-2007, 08:29 AM
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try holding the pommel of the saddle with one hand and you reins with the other and lean back a bit. and sit trot a few beats before you canter.
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post #5 of 21 Old 08-05-2007, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I'm doing a posting trot then going into canter. I'm sure I'll get used to it sometime, but for now, I should probably stick with jumping and trotting until I'm ready.
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post #6 of 21 Old 08-05-2007, 07:58 PM
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Don't do anything youre not comftortable with!!
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post #7 of 21 Old 08-05-2007, 10:32 PM
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Can you ride a sitting trot well?
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post #8 of 21 Old 08-05-2007, 11:28 PM
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If she can't ride a canta no WAY would she beable to successfully ride sit trot!! :roll: Geez :o
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post #9 of 21 Old 08-06-2007, 12:14 AM
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Sitting trot is not difficult & can easily be learned before introducing the cantER.
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post #10 of 21 Old 08-07-2007, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I can do a sitting trot and Posting trot, and of course trotting in two point.
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