I know this may sound stupid, but can anyone tell me how to best feel and see if the horse is doing the gait properly. I ride a 5 year old, she was barely broke when I got her about 3 years ago. I had some problems with her being barn sour and I am still trying to fix that. She whirled around on me 2x in the past heading back to the other horses. I was so surprised both times and I landed on the ground.
When she does the walk she does feel good, but I am having problems keeping her in it. Also, she puts her head down low sometimes and her ears are kinda back, does that mean she doesn't like what I am doing with her and is she getting ready to buck or something. Sorry this turned out so lenghty, but I want to enjoy my horse a little more.