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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillabeana View Post
    Ix-nay on the 3/4 time.
    A horse has three footfall-beats and a pause-of-suspension beat in a canter...which makes for FOUR beats in time (three sounded, one unsounded 'rest' beat), so you will have to have an up-tempo piece in 4/4 time, though a 6/8 can also work.
    A waltz will get out of time.
    Good point. Just figured I do sing Row your Boat which works, and is 3/4 time.



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    Each horse is different. I had one the Timid Freida from the musicalJaques Brele is Alive and Well and Living in Paris worked. My current mare likes Lady Gaga songs. And I had one that I had to count... singing never worked on her.



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    Being a huge Beatles fan, I like "With a Little Help From My Friends", especially if I want to slow my horse's canter down. Something about the song just feels canter-y to me. "Eight Days a Week" I like for a bit of a faster pace.


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    Row, Row Row Your Boat isn't in 3/4, it's in 6/8. At least, I learned it that way- if you search the sheetmusic you will find it in 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8. It still works for a canter, because you can divide it into a 'base four'.

    I love listening to the recommended songs! Especially 'Pump It'.

    How about, Pat Benatar "Hit Me With Your Best Shot'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5kisPBwZOM
    or Guns N Roses, 'Sweet Child O Mine'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w7OgIMMRc4


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    For the pony that I have "Reel Around the Sun" the opening song from Riverdance fit her pace perfectly! It's also a favorite song of mine



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    Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon. My horse needs to canter to that on a nice afternoon.



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    The song Everybody Talks... Whenever I sing that in my head, our courses are amazing. LOL
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    "I want to be an airborne ranger". for the hunters



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    Nerd alert: Game Of Thrones theme song. No words to mess me up.


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    I haven't tried it, but I think Blake Shelton's new song "Boys Round Here" would be pretty good.
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    I often find myself singing (or thinking) the song I Can't Decide by the Scissors Sisters. The rhythm works for my mare, and the lyrics are very...let's say truthful for some of our more interesting rides! Let's just say I only sing it when mares and I are having a difference of opinion. Boys Round Here might work too. Also maybe Hey Jude by the Beatles?



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    I'm partial to humming the Indiana Jones theme.


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    I do Indiana Jones, too, when I need to energize or to extend stride. When I need to settle down or collect, I hum the Chariots of Fire theme song.



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    Lady Gaga, Bad Romance.



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    Default "Can't Get It Out of My Head"

    By Electric Light Orchestra.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
    By Electric Light Orchestra.
    Ohhh I haven't heard that in such a long time. LOVE ELO!!

    And now youtubed them to listen..
    How people treat you is their KARMA.... how you REACT is yours!



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    "Anything but mine" by Kenny Chesney

    As I read others, I realize we are reallllllyyy sllllooowwwww.....


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    "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. Also helpful for calming my brain down at a show!
    "Where is the Love?"--Black Eyed Peas.

    Please don't hate or discriminate. Chestnut Mares everywhere will thank you.



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    I thought of another good one. Bicycle Built for Two.



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