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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 when she canter it's not a flowing round canter it's more of a jerk forward but it's the most smooth thing I have ever ridden and the first time I canter her I thought she was still tort. All her gait are smooth but the feeling of this canter is so odd I had to ask.
Why is her canter like that?

Ps I did canter and jump her the first time I rode her because I was riding with a showing lesson as their was a show that weekend and the horse I normal rode had a bad fall with a different rider . I didn't show because of that.

If it help I ride in a dressage saddle and as of now a halter because she cut the inside of her lip and most likely still ride her in that after it heal because she work so much better in it.
 

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Some horses jump into the canter, is that what you mean? Or is every stride a "jump"? She may just be stiff, or could be on the wrong lead/cross cantering.There is no way we can help you by your description, can you get us a video? It would really help to see what she is doing.
 

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Every stride a jump but she is on the right lead and not sure it could be cross cantering. The one thing I know is she is out of shape so that could be something but I have talk to the rider who rode her before me and she said that her canter was like that when she rode her as well. I don't ride for another 2week so I can't get video until then and not sure if we'll be cantering as it's 25- right now so most likely only walk and a bit of tort
 

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I have also seen her canter with a rider and it does look even different for the horse I rode before but I did feel the different when riding her at that gait
 

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I would get a vet to check her out. I could be an underlying problem and it's better to be safe than sorry!! however some horses have that kind of canter, especially if they were hobbled.. Hopefully you find out!
 

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I would definitely post a video, as it's hard to accurately picture what you're describing.

That aside, it does sound like it could be a pain issue. From the post I am under the impression that she is a school horse? Or is she yours? Do you know what the last time a vet or chiropractor has been out to see her?
 

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She is not mine but I am the only one that ride her as she I am train to be a school horse. Not sure the last time she has seen a vet and I don't think she has ever had a chiropractor come and seen her. Is their something that I could do to help???
 
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