Horse has a lot of "GO!!" and not a lot of "whoa"
I have a 4 year old QH who likes to GO. She doesn't bolt, but she does everything fast; walking, trotting, loping, jumping. You name it!
When she is tired (which is rare), I get that nice low-headset, slow walk. But in the arena she always seems like she is in a hurry. Her stride is short and she moves them so quickly underneath her that it looks ridiculous.:roll:
I am not going to say I have tried everything, because, obviously, I haven't. Pretty much the only thing I have thought of is to sit heavy in my seat, but that tells her to stop, when I just want her to slow down. If she starts slow, she won't stay consistent and eventually starts going faster. At that point I make her stop, take a few steps back and stand for a minute or two.
What else can I do?? I don't like pulling on her mouth so anything I can do to avoid that is good, but I am desperate!