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 cant 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???