Fake canter -_- - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 11-01-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 287
• Horses: 0
Question Fake canter -_-

Comet always develops quirks in the winter. They go away in the spring come show season, so I figure it is just the cold weather, me not being out as much, and him being a bit more stiff. I'm not expecting show-perfection out of him, but I'd like to keep from going insane! haha

He has been really lazy lately, and I've been riding western. He has a great jog with nice collection, but he loses this when he goes to the canter. He picks it up fine 90% of the time, the issue is that it isn't a natural canter. I feel like he's doing the fake canter (trot in the back, canter in the front). His canter strides are just awful, and the only way I can get him to canter normally is to make him speed up. I have tried to work his collection by doing canter-walks (canter about six strides, halt, pick up the canter again a few times around the arena), canter-rollbacks (same thing, only backing 4 steps at the halt before cantering again), and doing circle exercises, but it doesn't seem to be doing much.

Do you have any ideas?
**When this first started happening last week, I checked for pain and soreness. Comet is a HUGE wimp, so if there was anything, I would know pretty fast!

Riders aren't 16 and pregnant. Riders are 16 and arthritic.
JaneyWaney9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 11-01-2012, 10:48 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
Do a search on the forum for 'four beat lope' you will find a thread started by me and Kayty answered it very well. I have no idea how to link it to you....but it was very helpful

Type in 4 beat lope.
Muppetgirl 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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can you tell if they're fake? whitetrashwarmblood Horses for Sale 10 01-21-2010 11:55 AM
Help with a Fake Tail harryhoudini Horse Tack and Equipment 3 06-25-2009 02:03 PM
How fake is this!? horse_luver4e Horse Talk 10 04-06-2008 12:42 PM

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