12-31-2011, 09:22 PM
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Then get after her. A horse should always go faster when you tell it to. With my barrel horses in particular, I make sure EVERY posting trot is a strong one, so when I sit down they will also slow down and rate. Because when you are running, the second you sit that horse needs to know how to get under itself and turn.
If your horse isn't moving up when you post, smack her on the butt, kick her hard, whatever it takes you to get her moving stronger. A horse should never ignore any signal you give it.