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What song do you canter to?

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  • #21
    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.


    • #22
      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.


      • #23
        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.


        • #24
          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'
          or Guns N Roses, 'Sweet Child O Mine'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w7OgIMMRc4


          • #25
            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


            • #26
              Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon. My horse needs to canter to that on a nice afternoon.


              • #27
                The song Everybody Talks... Whenever I sing that in my head, our courses are amazing. LOL
                Celtic Charisma (R.I.P) ~ http://flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses/2387275281
                Proud owner of "The Intoxicated Moose!"
                "Hope is not an executable plan" ~ My Mom
                I love my Dublin-ator


                • #28
                  "I want to be an airborne ranger". for the hunters
                  Discover the Delgrange Difference


                  • #29
                    Nerd alert: Game Of Thrones theme song. No words to mess me up.


                    • #30
                      I haven't tried it, but I think Blake Shelton's new song "Boys Round Here" would be pretty good.


                      • #31
                        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?


                        • #32
                          I'm partial to humming the Indiana Jones theme.


                          • #33
                            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.


                            • #34
                              Lady Gaga, Bad Romance.


                              • #35
                                "Can't Get It Out of My Head"

                                By Electric Light Orchestra.


                                • #36
                                  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..
                                  Live in the sunshine.
                                  Swim in the sea.
                                  Drink the wild air.


                                  • #37
                                    "Anything but mine" by Kenny Chesney

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


                                    • #38
                                      "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. Also helpful for calming my brain down at a show!
                                      "Orange is NOT the new Black."--President Barack Obama


                                      • #39
                                        I thought of another good one. Bicycle Built for Two.