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post #11 of 35 Old 04-18-2017, 04:41 PM
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Is there any way your instructor could ride her for awhile to get her used to cantering with a rider? It would make it easier for you to learn to canter on her if she's had a balanced rider teach her the ropes.
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post #12 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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The instructure and I have extremlly different views on how to ride a horse, and hes not allowed to ride her for this reason. :(

Sadlly I do not have anyone that I feel comfortable with riding her other than me today :( (Not because I see myself as a better rider, but that I dont want her to be ridden the way that the friends I have, ride)

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post #13 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 05:29 AM
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don.t mean to rain on anyone's parade here and i know we all had to start somewhere but in my opinion if you are not an experienced rider you should never ride a horse that is not experienced in what its doing,that's why they have schoolmaster horses for beginner riders,it was down right dangerous for your "instructor" to put you on such an inexperienced horse,and then laugh when you nearly fall off!! and if they are an actual instructor..i would find another sharpish :/
not to mention what could have happened if the horse had panicked and bolted,it is possible,even on the lunge.
I get that you thought it would be good to share the vid with us but you did say critique my riding so there you have it,just being honest and not sugar coating the truth....you need WAY more lessons on a safe horse before even trying to canter.
sorry if i annoy everybody but that's the truth.
you will get there eventually,just don't try to run before you can walk and don't rush into it before your ready.And most of all do it safely.
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post #14 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 07:05 AM
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The instructure and I have extremlly different views on how to ride a horse, and hes not allowed to ride her for this reason. :(

Sadlly I do not have anyone that I feel comfortable with riding her other than me today :( (Not because I see myself as a better rider, but that I dont want her to be ridden the way that the friends I have, ride)
I'm sorry, why are are you taking lessons with an instructor who has "extremely different views on how to ride a horse" than you, and who is not allowed to ride your horse for this reason? What is the point?

Perhaps you need a new instructor?
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post #15 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 07:56 AM
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If you are not willing to let the instructor ride the horse, you should also not ride with the instructor.
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post #16 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 09:48 AM
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I'm surprised your instructor let you canter for the first time on a horse who has never had anyone canter under saddle.

But, I am not going to critique since it is your first time! :) Don't rush it, it may be easier to canter on a horse that is more experienced though. It may help you more.

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post #17 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Chaz80: The instructor in this video is a friend of mine, he just helpes me to work on my balance in the lunge once a week. The horse is mine, and the only one I have to ride, so its her, or noone! It was all on me if I wanted to do it or not, but there got to be a first time at some point! Both for me and my horse ^^

Acadianartist: He doesnt help me with my acctuall riding, just my position and balance. I usually ride on my own, and hes a friend of mine, not an instructor :) I cant afford to take lessons at the time, so Im on my own sadlly ^^

PoptartShop: Yes, a lot easier I can assume, sadlly, this is the only horse avellable for me to ride :)

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post #18 of 35 Old 04-19-2017, 11:37 AM
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Id loose the lunge, loose the instructor.
The horse was more worried about the whip and going super fast and unbalanced is why it was hard for you .
If you can ride on your own at a trot around the arena work on that.
Your position is pretty decent and other then the balance you did good at a trot.
Go back to asking for a walk to trot to walk to halt to trot to halt to walk etc. Get your balance better with the transitions. Change of direction and figure 8s.
Keep your leg more firmly on her and hold with your seat/leg more. You will feel more balanced and not so floppy. Try walking with no stirrups. Or trotting without posting. (Sitting trot, but not excessively on a green horse)

Once your confident you can transition and balance good at a walk and trot as for a canter on your own. Squeeze an cluck to get her into it. Don't worry about correct leads right now.
When you ask, sit back and deep. Keep your back straight. And keep your leg firmly on. You will want to rock your hips into the flow as she canters to help keep your balance. (Basically just don't be stiff)

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I try to do a lot if different riding :) I ride 2 times a week on my own, and 1nce a week like this :) Ones week I work groundwork with her, once a week I do trotting (in figure 8ths) and once in a while I also ride out :)
Then ofcourse she in lunged twise a week, once on lead, other time, loose, I try to do as much as possible <3 :)

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post #20 of 35 Old 04-20-2017, 03:37 AM
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Chaz80: The instructor in this video is a friend of mine, he just helpes me to work on my balance in the lunge once a week. The horse is mine, and the only one I have to ride, so its her, or noone! It was all on me if I wanted to do it or not, but there got to be a first time at some point! Both for me and my horse ^^

Acadianartist: He doesnt help me with my acctuall riding, just my position and balance. I usually ride on my own, and hes a friend of mine, not an instructor :) I cant afford to take lessons at the time, so Im on my own sadlly ^^

PoptartShop: Yes, a lot easier I can assume, sadlly, this is the only horse avellable for me to ride :)
hi,ok friend or no friend they should have been responsible enough to say ..sorry that's not safe.The horse is clearly scared of the whip and scared because it doesn't understand whats being asked of it.And if you do not have the experience to teach it the aids properly it will just run faster.
And also just curious,judging from your riding position you are not an expert rider right?hey i'm not either...but what made you buy a horse that was not experienced enough in what its doing for you to ride safely,inexperienced horses need expert riding to teach them what they are supposed to do or else they will never learn properly and become dangerous and unpradictable..i have seen it first hand.
maybe an older wiser horse would have been better for you at this point?
please don't think i'm a horrible person but safety has to come first,and i think you are a bit out of your depth with this horse if that's the only person you have available to help "teach" you.
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