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  1. General Riding queries
    I've been riding for roughly a year, but took up English riding just 4 months ago after giving western a shot. When I was riding at my western barn, I had the walk with steering down, and the trot down, and started to perfect the canter. After switching to English, I found my instructor bringing...
  2. Warmbloods and Sport Horses
    Okay so I noticed a horse online that cantered the same as a horse I used to ride, which I hated the style of canter. So I asked the trainer what the difference was between this horse and her other horses and she said "(Horse's name) is a low mover with a big jump. He is very unorthodox in the...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! I have a 4 year old horse in training and he is scared of other horses cantering and sometimes trotting. He grew up in a pasture with other horses, so he was socialized well. But now whenever he sees other horses cantering (on ground and in saddle) he freaks out. He will keep running...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 13 year old haflinger that I bought in January and since then we have been doing just walk and trot work because he was so out of shape. I think he is ready to start cantering but he is sooo lazy no matter what I do he will not pick it up. The only way he will pick it up is if we are on...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Needing some advice on ways to help encourage my unraced Standardbred trotter (not pacer) to canter under saddle. All up I've managed to get him to do roughly about 30 - 35 strides combining about twelve separate rides together but its difficult as a lot of the time I'll ask for forward and give...
  6. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I've been half leasing a horse since October, and before I started leasing him I nearly had two years off of riding. We are perfectly in sync when trotting and walking. We only started *attempting* to canter in the past month, and it is not going well at all. One of the first times I tried to...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently bought a 4 year old (turning 5 in March) QH/ Paint mare. When I tried her she was great, forward with big movement and a nice headset. However,our rides at my barn have not been quite the same. She definitely isn't doing anything naughty, and I think she may just be confused as she is...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    ive heard alot of mixed things about cantering a gaited horse, in my opinion i think its great for them, and if they love it than why not?
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hey guys! Im back on the forum. Just got in from a great ride with midnight. after a lot of encouragement we also managed to get a few strides on canter. Now midnight has cantered before and he'll canter and gallop around in the paddock, but isn't too sure about it under saddle. So I was...
  10. General Riding queries
    Ok so I have been doing lessons for about 2 months now, and that's 1 hour every week. All those weeks I didn't learn much, I started posting trot on my 2nd lesson and all I have been doing in every lesson is just rising trot and nothing else. I feel that I'm not learning much for what I pay...
  11. General Riding queries
    I am currently riding my lesson instructor's barrel horse for my lessons on learning how to barrel race. It's been going really well and exciting news!! I may enter a show towards the end of the year or next spring! But, I have to canter first. I've been walking and trotting the pattern...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    We recently added a little 9 year old Quarab mare to our "zoo". She rides in a rope nose hackamore and is amazing on the trails. She crosses water, plays in the pond, logs, anything you ask. Walk, trot, nothing phases her. We took her trail riding with 5-6 other horses, some gaited, some normal...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Trying to get my horse to canter for the first time while being ridden. She canters on the lunge fine. When you ask for a canter she will usually just trot fast and put her ears back, sometimes she may kick out a little. Any advice would be appreciated. :D
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So over the past few years I've had confidence issues cantering on my mare. I've never had a problem with other horses, but my mare sort of jumps into her canter. I'm fairly sure the root of the problem is the first time I cantered on her, she stopped dead in her tracks and I flew over her...
  15. 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...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 6yr old gelding that is ready for Advanced/beginners training, he knows walking and trotting and some jumping, he has cantered. But we have two problems.:-( 1- He stops at the curves of our "arena" (a flat piece of land). I think the piece is a 50ftx60ft, and I think its too small for...
  17. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hey guys! It's been awhile since I've posted anything! Anyways,I need some help. Last Saturday,I brought my 3 horses home. Yesterday I rode my 11y/o gelding in the big field that isn't quite ready for the horses to go in (don't worry they're in the smaller field now). We loped,almost galloped...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi! I've been given the responsibility to train an ex-trotter gelding.:lol: He's just been broken in about a month ago and is going amazingly with his training. But he has no idea what to do when I ask for a canter. Normally, he will just trot faster; but occasionally after a jump he canters...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey guys :) So, I've finally decided to train my Tennessee Walker to canter under saddle and I was wondering if anyone has had experience doing this? Or anyone who has experience training any horse to canter undersaddle for that matter! I've gotten her to pick up the canter in a small circle...
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