need help with bouncy gaits!
okay I have an arabian gelding named Zahir. He is a great horse. He was trained in dressage long before I got him. He is 14 now. He would need refreshers lol. I am getting people to give me lessons for correct seat and everything. But his gaits are so uncomfortable!!! He has a bouncy trot and his canter is near impossible to sit in! He is completely sound. I had him checked. It is just the way he moves. He has a lot of action in his trot. It is like he hops with every step. His canter isn't fast. It is just not pleasant lol. Pretty, but not pleasant since I am the one on his back. He is the bounciest horse I have ever been on. I have had him for over 2 years. He has always been like this. Is there any way to make his gaits smoother? Someone told me to put weights on his legs, but I can't find any. I would love to go out on the trail and just enjoy a nice trot and canter with my friends. Plus I really want to get him in shape but it is hard to trot and canter for long periods of time. Is there anything I can do???