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9th Jul 2002, 06:11 PM
i was out cantering on friday and the horse i was on was going so slow!!how do i make him go faster or into gallop because the horses behind were always catching up to me. I know he can go fast but i dont like whipping him and he bucks if he is whipped in canter so what can i do????!:cool:
9th Jul 2002, 06:15 PM
i had the same problem with my pony, however he goes well with a lead (someone in front). If you weren't allready doing this try it.
When carrying your whip, smack you boot rather than the pony.
Good luck and i hope that your horse goes for you
9th Jul 2002, 06:17 PM
miss_g make sure you give the correct aids and keep squeezing the horse forward
9th Jul 2002, 06:20 PM
thank you for replying so quickly.
maverick927- hes a strange horse, he doesn't care if he gets left behind or not! i will try to hit my boot
kaykell7 - i think i have been giving him the correct aids, but that doesnt seem to be doing anything with him...
10th Jul 2002, 05:12 PM
what about just carrying the whip? sometimes that is all it takes, you don't have to use it :) or just lift it up that will wake them up too
11th Jul 2002, 08:47 PM
There are some merits of having a horse that naturally canters slow. 1. They are more likely to be balanced. 2. They are morelikely to have a better rhythm. 3. It is often more comfortable. 4> When it comes to dressage, it is easier to apply different aids to get different results. 4. When it comes to jumping they often have more oomph in their stride to get over jumps instead of being miles too flat and knocking the jump and 6. 9 times out of 10 if you are in the show ring a judge will call in a horse with a lovely slow consistent canter rather than a fast unbalanced flat canter.
And if you are "sick of whipping the horse" no wonder.....he's probably dead to the whip and is ignoring it!
11th Jul 2002, 08:49 PM
Oh yeh PS. (lol)
if the horse just won't go any faster, maybe ask the unstructor to check the fit of his saddle and check his back and legs. What breed is he? How old? Check his teeth etc. Maybe he is in discomfort.......no horse wants to go forward if they are in pain
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