Hey everyone, if you would, please give me advice:
I recently bought my new horse and we are going to a 2-day long show this weekend. I do hunters. In the flat classes they ask for the sitting trot sometimes (As you guys probably know Haha
) But anyways, I got on Lola (My horse) yesterday and today, and she's suddenly kind of sluggish,(I Ride 5 Days A Week) I can get her going very easily, and keep her going but she's quite slow. I REALLY need to work on her sitting trot, because she'll go half the arena and stop VERY suddenly, and I have a hard time keeping her going at the slow trot, either she's going to fast at the sitting trot, or to slow. My friend is having the same issue with her horse. BUT on the trail, they do the sitting trot PERFECTLY as we found out today
. But any ideas to keep her going easily would be great, I've tried a crop, spurs, etc. So any little tricks you use would be so helpful...
Ps: she's not always slow, but at the sitting trot she does break a lot.