How to Ride a Horse at the Canter & Lope : How to Stop a Horse from a Canter

How to Ride a Horse at the Canter & Lope : How to Stop a Horse from a Canter


I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village, I’m
going to show you some tips and techniques that I use when cantering and loping my horse.
So the next thing we would go over is some tips and techniques that you could use to
stop and back your horse from the canter. So let me move her up here into a canter.
Depending on what level of skill your horse is at, your horse and she is very balanced
and she is very cadent so she is not moving to fast or to slow of speed. Some of your
horses may cruise around a little bit faster so they may be a little bit harder to stop.
But that is one thing that you want to ensure when you are cantering your horse. S o you
have your horse collected which would give better control and you would have there haunches
engaged properly and have there shoulder lifted. So that way when you sit and say whoa your
horse would very easily shut down. Without having you to pull a whole lot or go half
way the arena before your horse actually stops. So again what you want to do pick up on your
reins, get a little bit of collection, soften your horse face around its back, sit deep,
pull back slightly on your reins and say whoa. Now if your horse does run through the bit
you have pull on it a little bit harder just keep pulling until you get your horse to stop.
Once you finally get it to stop just pull it and they would back up. Keep pulling until
you get your horse to stop and once you finally get it to stop just pull it and make it back
up. That that is a technique that you could use to effectively teach your horse how to
stop. Horses like to stop a whole lot more then what they like to go backwards. So the
more you make your horse back up when it does not listen to you when it is stops that more
it is going to be willing to stop verses to back up. So again you want to sit, pull back, say whoa.
So that is how you want to stop your horse.

11 thoughts on “How to Ride a Horse at the Canter & Lope : How to Stop a Horse from a Canter

  1. i'm not allowed to use voice aids while training. but i think all of us — when we're being lazy, or the horse is being difficult, or riding casually — click, kiss, or say "whoa" or make other voice aids. but if you're doing easy stuff, and you're an "Expert", you should have the leg and seat to do it quietly and subtly. she's just a bad rider. and that is NOT a canter. plus, just as she says you shouldn't pull back hard, she pulls back so hard her poor horse starts trundling backwards!

  2. uck.. sloppy canter, pick up that mare's shoulder she is dropping it all over the place, get off her mouth, push her hindquarters up under her back so she can actually balance, which she is not balanced, and then watch her stop in a single stride. That was sloppy sloppy sloppy. And if you want the horse to back cleanly and smoothly, tip forward a bit in your seat and cue with the leg while blocking the forward movement through your seat and GENTLY with your hands.

  3. Because the horse is all strung out.
    Yay, it has its head down. Kudos for you.
    Drive it up under itself.

  4. thats not a cantar ( as she ses it ) its a horse that looks in pain! stop it and ride it properly before teaching people incorrectly on youtube

  5. Hahahahahha that's riding? If that is the expert riding, then im a total beginner…Too bad, and i am doing it for the past 5 years.
    This horse soooo PASSIVE!

  6. your canter is very sloppy and you say your horse is very balanced but you keep yanking on the reins the whole time!

  7. I've been riding for 10 years and I can count about a hundred things she is doing wrong…Look at the horses sides where the spurs are, its swollen from her digging her spurs into her. I honestly feel bad for this horse, The horse looks so uncomfortable and she is puling way to much on the reins, I don't understand why someone would post this because it is just telling you what not to do. :/

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