FAST canter! SLOW DOWN! help! - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
FAST canter! SLOW DOWN! help!

Well I finally got chances trot nice and slow very comfortable to sit even bareback lol.

Now we've moved up to a canter and its soo speedy almost a gallop! When we canter jumps i barely have time to get into position! We were jumping about 2ft7in and the first time it was great! She used her hind nicely! But the second time cantering over it I ended up basicly going on a neck ride!

so Im gonna lay off the jumping till i can get a nice collected canter! that i can jump with her easily with out getting nervous shes gonna gallop after!

I dont lunge her anymore because that gets her to tired before we ride.

The way i got her to slow down her trot I would pull bac release pull back release. Worked wonders if i pulled back when i sat and released when i rised!

Do you think that might work??? Any other ideas??

ive tried doing the spiraling circles to get her slow down but she rushes that sometimes aswell.

I really want to canter her over the jumps but its kinda dangerous for me because i cant quite get balenced before we go over. So I've just been trotting her over the 2ft + jumps which even then she ends up cantering 3 strides before.

So im gonna lay off the jumps and work on flat work and her canter but i need help from you guys!

thanks so much! *gives everyone a thank you balloon!*
HorsesAreForever is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 07:27 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alliance, Ohio
Posts: 1,500
• Horses: 1
Half halts!
Also every time you are asking for the canter, gather them up, and then ask for it and then half halt as soon as they pick it up to get them automatically gathered up.

"Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness."
Harlee rides horses is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
usually i gather up my reins before i ask then try and pull back some and she kinda pulls.

It will probably take some work.

more advice wanted/needed!
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,206
• Horses: 4
Really use your seat as well as your hands when you apply the half halt, you will feel like you are leaning back slightly, moving your weight onto the back legs and your horse should collect/engage more in his back legs.

When cantering in a 60 by 20 arena use the corners to collect the canter or 20 metre circles. Sometimes if the problem is your horse has problems balancing at the canter they speed up so short canters and lots of trot/canter and canter/trot transitions to get balance established before long periods of canter. Build it up slowly, maybe start with just a half circle of canter, not giving your horse the chance to move into a gallop.

Hope that makes sense!
Pinto Pony is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 08:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 241
• Horses: 0
block her movement with your seat. So generally to canter you relax your hips and follow through with the movement wel block the movement by not allowing so much with your hips, but keep your legs on so she doesnt stop cantering.
Once she's relaxed and steadied, begin to follow again with your hips, if she rushes again, block it again
jeddah31 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
jeddah im not quite getting what you mean..

ill do a lot of transitions with trot and canter. and ill try the 20meter circles.


ill start out slow. thanks guys! Im still taking more advice
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 09:39 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 318
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeddah31
block her movement with your seat. So generally to canter you relax your hips and follow through with the movement wel block the movement by not allowing so much with your hips, but keep your legs on so she doesnt stop cantering.
Once she's relaxed and steadied, begin to follow again with your hips, if she rushes again, block it again
I've never found a good way to explain this--I like it! It's my standard answer, but not so well explained. Resist with your seat.

Also transitions--for awhile, only canter for few strides, then back to a walk or trot. Make the horse think that cantering will lead to something else very quickly, so go slowly and wait for it.
Arrow is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
arrow thats a great idea ill deff try that!

resist with your seat nice and simple lol I think i understand it though. thanks lol
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 08-03-2008, 10:00 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 318
• Horses: 1
You do the exact same motion you do to follow the canter with your seat, but you slow it down--as a general rule, they'll slow down to match you.

Be sure to let us know how all this advice works out--it's a good thread!
Arrow is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 08-04-2008, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
i will let you know! I wont be doing any cantering today with her cause she needs at least a day off from work lol :P Most likely ill be doing some cantering on tuesday! ill keep you guys informed!
HorsesAreForever is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome