Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Your horse is paddling and that sometimes gives the impression of gaiting but it isn't.
Please don't take this as anything more then advise but you need a larger saddle. You are riding the cantle and that is putting stress on the rear of the bars and that translates to pain to your horse. It would be much better for your horse for you to ride bareback rather then in a saddle is does not fit. When you get a proper fitting saddle, you need to make the stirrups a little shorter so you can get your heels down and use your legs like shock absorbers/springs. As they are now, you are bouncing in the saddle.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 07-31-2009 at 08:39 AM.