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post #11 of 17 Old 10-15-2018, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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how long has he been off the track? You are asking him to change EVERYTHING about the way he has been taught, and bred, to move.


I think it can be done, but it will not be easy, and you will have to be patient and understanding in that he is not just naturally able to canter, and certainly NOT on a circle.
Yeah I understand that not all horses find it easy to canter, however for him, he finds it easier to canter in a circle
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how long has he been off the track? You are asking him to change EVERYTHING about the way he has been taught, and bred, to move.


I think it can be done, but it will not be easy, and you will have to be patient and understanding in that he is not just naturally able to canter, and certainly NOT on a circle.
Yeah I understand that not all horses find it easy to canter, however for him, he finds it easier to canter in a circle
And he's been off the track for a few years, probably about 4?
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-15-2018, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Will he canter on an open straightaway in a field? Does he canter when he is loose?
Yes he does, but I haven't seen him do this for long periods
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You're going to have to do isolating exercises with his horse. You going to teach him to two track, first with the shoulders off the track going in a circle then with the hind end off the track going in a circle. First at a walk then at a trot. Then you are going to get him to bend around your leg at a walk, almost in the shape of a "C", first to the outside, then to the inside, walk and trot. When you can perfect all those exercises at a trot, you have to work getting his weight over his hind end, collecting up all his energy so it's over his rear. When you can do that, then you move his outside hip over, hold his shoulder, then release the energy you collected from the rear, if you did your homework properly, the horse has no choice but to pick up the canter. Very little hand/rein, mostly seat, weight & legs gets the best results.
How do I ask him to do take his shoulders or hind off track properly?
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-15-2018, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Since you're a little nervous about the horse rushing through and also the horse is struggling with balance issues, it might be helpful to work from the ground and get the canter more solid on the lunge or long lines before trying under saddle.
Yeah, I thought that too, it's just he also finds lunging a bit confusing I think? When I try to lunge him he stops and goes backwards or tries to go the other way.
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How do I ask him to do take his shoulders or hind off track properly?
I hate to tell you this but, if you don't know how to do it, you need somebody experienced from the ground to show you how. If I explained it to you, there are so many variables, you could end up doing the wrong thing and get really good at it too! My best advice to you is to get an instructor that knows how to train a proper canter, among other skills, they can tell you when you're out of position when you think you are in the proper position, etc. I used to train horses for the public, it was not beneath me to haul the horse that I was being paid to train, to another trainer to have them show me how to do it properly when I was running into a problem. Best money I ever spent.
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-16-2018, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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I hate to tell you this but, if you don't know how to do it, you need somebody experienced from the ground to show you how. If I explained it to you, there are so many variables, you could end up doing the wrong thing and get really good at it too! My best advice to you is to get an instructor that knows how to train a proper canter, among other skills, they can tell you when you're out of position when you think you are in the proper position, etc. I used to train horses for the public, it was not beneath me to haul the horse that I was being paid to train, to another trainer to have them show me how to do it properly when I was running into a problem. Best money I ever spent.
Yeah, I guess the best way is to get a trainer to help me, I thought maybe I could try myself, but like you said I don't want to do it wrong and get really good at it haha, thanks
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