YouTube videos seem to crash my mobile device today so.... Without actually seeing your seat, I'm just going to give you my basic advice I give everyone looking for balance in the canter. Much like in the trot your goals are a forward moving horse with an extended stride. However you can not "put" the horse there he must carry himself. Most likely the reason u feel unbalanced in the canter is because your used to carrying this horse around the ring, so when u canter onto a lead hes dragging himself under you while your doing all the work to push him toward and in front of your leg. Remember a round horse is a horse that's developed the correct muscles to carry itself and has the more willingness to carry a frame. Horses that expect me to carry them is like my Biggest pet-peave, lol. And when i feel a horse trying to stride behind me, or hollow it's back out of work I will spend extra time in the trot encouraging forward movement and rounding of the spine. The horse must understand to engage for behind before you can really start canter work, otherwise you cOuld run around the ring giving swift kicks to help engage his hindquarters under you. (which I've done before too but normally on "corrective" horses that needed a lesson in forward motion.) remember forward movement is always the answer. I would bring this horse down to the trot for awhile and work on encouraging roundness, by riding with a soft rein and driving with your seat while squeezing with your calf to engage his hind end. Remember ur seat regulates pace while ur calf engages his hind legs. Therefor a squeeze or kick does not mean run away with me but "get under yourself" (although with extreme cases of horse with backwards motion, a kick can simply mean move forward lol)
Once u feel like u have a founder horse for a few circles, then take him into the canter. U transfer this frame by sitting and putting ur outside leg back engaging the canter. However u have to mean it, and if that means giving a kick or bring him down to the trot and working on that transition until he keeps his frame and doesn't hollow into the canter, then so be it. getting a horse to keep a round frame is harder than it sounds and does take time, so dot give up. :)
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Last edited by SunnyBlack; 05-08-2012 at 01:03 PM.