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  1. Horse Training
    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...
  2. Horse Training
    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...
  3. Horse Training
    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...
  4. English Riding
    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...
  5. Horse Training
    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...
  6. Horse Training
    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?
  7. Horse Training
    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...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    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...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    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...
  10. Horse Training
    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...
  11. Horse Training
    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
  12. Horse Training
    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...
  13. Horse Training
    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...
  14. Horse Training
    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...
  15. Western Riding
    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...
  16. Horse Training
    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...
  17. New to Horses
    This is a really long post, so if you just wan't to skip the story of why I am scared of cantering, you can just read the blue. I've been riding for a little over a year, but am kind of scared to canter. About 6 months after I started riding when I was able to canter around the arena, following...
  18. Horse Training
    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...
  19. Gaited Horses
    Gaited horses can canter naturally but cantering under saddle is different. At first it's uncomfortable and seems like their legs are everywhere. You have to build the muscles and get them soft and supple in the sides. We lunged Dolly a lot just building her muscles and then started applying...
  20. Rider Wellness
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum...I'm sure this question has been asked many times, as every time you get on a horse, you face the risk of falling off and getting a concussion...But because of the concussion I now have, searching through all the posts is literally too tiring on my brain, so...
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