Equestrian Life is an online community for horse people.
We bring together horse people across all disciplines, breeds and sports.
We invite you to connect with others who love horses as much as you do.
As for Chilly and I we need to learn that not every ride is a race. And that even when we are not in the Hunter Show ring we can still ride like a Hunter. He feels the need during practice to be a jumper, but in the Hunter Show ring he is the perfect Hunter, placing 4th and 2nd at his second show ever. :)
Trying to work on getting my TB to canter at all...he HATES it! He puts on a bronc act with every attempt at it. He broke his withers as a yearling and is sound. He canters and gallops freely out in pasture, and when I can get him into it under saddle, he has one of the most beautiful canter I've ever sat. Not sure if it's psychological, laziness, or painful with a saddle and rider to balance.
Pebbles is 4yrs and I had a trainer work with her for a month and he brought her a long way fron when I gotten her, now I'm riding her every other day and the trainer is riding her the following days. First she is doing great but it's me. I have to learn to stay put in the saddle and learn her rhythm movements. I think I throw her off because in a trot I'm all over the place trying to gain balance than when I get her to canter is ok, but I'm not coordinated so I throw her leads and track off. Working in progress for me, for her it's to get to know me and work me out of my faults.