View Full Version : Cart balance and trot/canter

May. 31, 2010, 01:41 PM
Last eve. on our drive, Cookie wanted to canter up every hill, and we have all hills, so I was constantly saying "NO, trot" the entire time. She will only want to canter up two hills usually.

The cart felt really good to me, I wasn't leaning forward or back, etc.

When I returned, I checked into the mystery and found it was one hole forward of normal. Would that slightly different balance (more wt. on her back) account for her wanting to canter a lot?

This was unprecedented, but maybe she was just in the mood...


May. 31, 2010, 03:50 PM
It could.

A horse will canter uphill because it's easier.