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?