However, I have found that whenever I let him trot out (he's 17hh and all legs, so has a HUGE trot when he trots out) he forges. My instructor says that because he has a relatively short back and very long legs, when he gets on the forehand he forges. However I did an internet search (deadly things) and it told me all sorts of things about forging being due to stifle problems/bad riding? He only forges in the trot, and only when I'm riding him.
My questions are: is it just because of his short back and being on the forehand or am I doing something wrong? Is it something a horse grows out of once as their training improves?
I do want to event Geoff, and whilst he'll never have to reach a high level of dressage I am one of those eventers who is uber picky about their dressage... so how far is something like forging going to affect that?