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  1. General Riding queries
    Hello! My name is Lynn, I have been riding for about 9 years now and I got my first horse 2 years ago. Her name is Moonlight and she is a Spotter Saddle Horse, she is a pacer (I think this may be part of the problem) that I have just now been able to get to trot this past month and a half...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all, I have a 12 yr old Belgian show jumper. He's been with me for only a couple months, and I have a little problem that I couldn't improve it as much as I've wanted to. The problem is this: My horse is faster in all gaits (walk/trot/canter/gallop) turning right, and also does not bend...
  3. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    So I’m a beginner rider and have a solid walk and trot. I’ve began cantering now on my half lease horse and I’m having a lot of trouble. On another lesson horse at a different barn I take lessons at, I can sit his canter fairly well. Still not the prettiest but at least I can sit the motion with...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 10 year old mare, who raced and has difficulties picking up and maintaining her left lead canter. She has an established right hand and a beautiful canter. I am after any advice on how could encourage it on the lunge before under the saddle. Would it be recommended to softly use...
  5. General Riding queries
    Hi! I have been riding for 12 months total, group lesson only, 1 hour a week. I have been cantering 4 months after starting riding, and currently I'm doing jumps at a trot. Every time I come to my lesson, I get a different horse. Every horse seems to have their own problems and because of this...
  6. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    So I started riding from the ages of 8-13 and I loved it but stopped because I just grew out of it. I’m now 20 and have recently taken it back up, and have completely fallen in love with it again! However I am having a lot of trouble with cantering. I just get really uncomfortable and feel like...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey guys! Just a quick question- I can't seem to find any luck elsewhere so I am going to ask this question here: I have a haflinger gelding who used to be a driving horse. That being said, cantering was a big no no for him. I now ride english with her, some "hunter-jumper"-esque style...the...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a five year old, green, appendix quarter horse on trial with me that has a hard time picking up her left lead due to her slightly turned in leg. Its not bad at all, I cant even notice it. But when she canters she goes on her right lead most the time and when she goes on her left lead she...
  9. General Riding queries
    Ok, so recently i've been riding a pony that likes to charge off when asked to canter. I've found that this happens whatever i try, she just speeds off the second i give the aids for canter! It does feel out of control, so i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how i can get a more...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone. I need some serious help. I have a paint horse (a mare of course) that I really need help with. She just turned 5 October 31st. I have shown this mare locally, and she is a fantastic jumper, she trots and walks beautifully on a loose rein and collects with light/moderate pressure...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! I have a 12 y/o mare (14hh Arabian) that I've had for 2 years now, and when I got her, she could not canter more than 2 or 3 strides at most. She had a foal at 5 y/o (before I bought her), which may have distorted her body a bit considering she's only 14hh and he's about 16hh now. She...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse has a very smooth canter, and he keeps an even pace for the most part when we're working. The only problem is, he usually picks up his own leads, usually the wrong one, and I'm not sure how to get him to pick up the correct lead. Also, I would like to teach him lead changes as well...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse is very willing to do what I ask, she will walk and trot under saddle, and will canter in the round pen and on the lunge line, but not under saddle. When I ask her she either trots really fast, does a couple strides and stops, or takes off galloping and bucking. I think she's...
  14. General Riding queries
    So I ride a Canadian horse 14hh mare. She has a mind of her own but when she is bing good you would think its a different with this horse has gone her form act like a tank one minute to bing the on the bit and looking like a 100000000 bucks the another.The one thing I found odd was her canter...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone! I'm looking for advice on lunging my 6 year old QH mare. I am new to the horse world and have had her for almost 3 months. In that time we've stayed at a walk or trot. Now that I'm a little bit more educated we've started cantering. She does fine when I'm riding her so I know she...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've heard, a few times, that it's easiest for a horse to canter in a circle. For my mare this is untrue. Under saddle or on the lunge, circles at the canter are really tough for her. A lot of times she'll break down a pace or just cross canter. She leans VERY heavily to the inside of the...
  17. Dressage
    I love my brand new horse dearly, and I'm just looking for some tips to improve her flatwork. Areas for improvement: * She tends to hold her head up high and really stiffen her neck. * She occasionally pins her ears a little bit and gets hissy, while we are cantering. * It's hard for me to keep...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello me lovelies! I'm just looking for some suggestions on lunging, my horse is a hot-headed thoroughbred mare. She is exceedingly high strung and spastic. Not to mention some attitude problems. Basically whenever I ask her to canter on the lungeline she has major bucking fits, then she balks...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So me and my boy are having troubles with his canter, he doesn't pick up the right lead and when I slow him down he just breaks into a gallop. I've lounged him at the canter and he does fine. P.S.He was used in a therapeutic program before I got him.
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