I have a 6 year old walker - he is a rescue and was really frightened whenwe got him - he hated anyone near his back end - he has gotten better and we have calmed him down. Now he has adjusted to his new life we have started some basic training - he didnt have any before ! His ground manners are getting a lot better and so is the riding.
I thought I would get my trainer ( she isnt a walker trainer - I also have a thoroughbred ! ) to ride him for a few sessions just so I didnt get him into any bad habits ! She has tried to canter him and he can't ! He tries to run with his 2 back legs together - its like a hop thing !
We have had the vet look at him and injected his hocks and stifles - but still the same - so we took him to a chiropractor and he said there is nothing wrong with him - he just doesnt canter like a normal horse - he will only trot fast
I am new to this and any advice would be great - please !!!!!! Heis my husbands horse and was supposed to be a pleasure buddy for him while I trained with my thoroughbred but I am spending more time with him than my mare !
Photo of him attached just so you can picture him as you think about it - ha ha !!