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    05-05-2012, 03:10 PM
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Foal
Question An excited trotter on trail?

Kage (Kaw-gay), my trotter, has a tendency to prance and buck when we slow down from a canter or trot.

I am a junior in highschool (Soooo many tests...), so when I do ride him, it's usually about for an hour or so.

He, like some horses, gets fired up when he picks up even the smallest amount of speed. His walk is slow and relaxed, but changes afterward. He ets prancy, and dances all over the place. It's beginning to worry me that he'll get ridiculous and hurt someone.
He doesn't return to his nice, gentle walk for the rest of the ride.
How does one teach a horse to come back to his beautiful walk and relax?
     
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    05-05-2012, 08:51 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Meister    
Kage (Kaw-gay), my trotter, has a tendency to prance and buck when we slow down from a canter or trot.

I am a junior in highschool (Soooo many tests...), so when I do ride him, it's usually about for an hour or so.

He, like some horses, gets fired up when he picks up even the smallest amount of speed. His walk is slow and relaxed, but changes afterward. He ets prancy, and dances all over the place. It's beginning to worry me that he'll get ridiculous and hurt someone.
He doesn't return to his nice, gentle walk for the rest of the ride.
How does one teach a horse to come back to his beautiful walk and relax?
My mare does that too, minus the bucking. Do lots of half halts. Before coming down to a slower gait, slow him down within the one you're already in. Half halt at the walk to get a more acceptable pace.
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    05-05-2012, 08:58 PM
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More transitions. Walk trot, walk trot canter trot canter walk trot. Add some halfhalts before your transitions and make sure you are prepared. Don't rush them either. Get a few good strides out of them all. You could even add a few leg yields in the walk and trot. Whatever you know, throw that at him until he's focused and willing to go slower.

Does he does this at home in your riding arena (if you ride in one) ?
     

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