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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2012, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Cantering on the lunge line

Me and my horse Andie have been training all this season on ground manners. I've had her a year (She's 5 years old) and after a rough time last season I really hit ground training hard. I've gotten to the point where she she will trot on the lunge line but how do I get her to canter?

She keeps a good pace when she's trotting but if I try to get her up into a trot she either stops completely, or will stop and refuse to keep going in the same direction. She's eager to learn but she's starting to test her 'boundaries' . Is there a way to get her to canter on the lunge line without fussing with her?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-19-2012, 08:07 PM
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Yes there is. Cue her, and if she doesn't speed up flick the whip while cueing again. If nothing is still happening cue her again while in a fast trot and pop her one with the whip. BUT BEFORE YOU DO make certain you are using verbal and bodily cues to SEND her forward.

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I personally do not canter a horse on a longe line I would in a round pen without the longe line attached. I prefer to work them in a round pen anyways. Very rarely use the longe line.

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[QUOTE=TimberRidgeRanch;1462481]I personally do not canter a horse on a longe line I would in a round pen without the longe line attached. I prefer to work them in a round pen anyways. Very rarely use the longe line.

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I don't. Mainly because you need to have some control as you teach them. I tried this once with one of my guys who I had just purchased. He got into a canter and there was no stopping him. He flew around the round pen, eventually jumping the gate, getting caught in it. I will NEVER do that again, until I know I can control the horse, and have them lunging ON LINE well.

*Sidebar* TRR-I have asked before, and got no answer. Is there a reason why you feel it necessary to [B]bold[B]all you posts? Just curious. Makes me feel like you think whatever you have to say is more important than the rest of us.....JMHO
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