Lazy Walk

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Lazy Walk

This is a discussion on Lazy Walk within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Learning horse seat using 55 gallon drums as horse
  • Horse has lazy walk

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-30-2010, 05:59 AM
Green Broke
Lazy Walk

When I ride Buzz he has the slowest walk imangable even when leading
I mean little 13hh ponys can overtake him
I can get him to walk faster but I have to squeeze every single stride and by the time I get to trotting/cantering (which he is fine) my legs are really sore
Is there a way to make him more forward at the walk??
Or is that just how he is
Sponsored Links
    01-30-2010, 07:59 AM
Are you just sqeezing with your legs (both legs at the same time for a second, then release), or are you actively encouraging him to be forward with your seat as well?

A visualization that works well for me is to pretend that the horse's ribcage is like a big 55 gallon drum (bear with me here ). Your legs are going to keep the drum swinging from side to side. When his ribs seem to swing to the right within his walk stride, "catch" him with your right leg and gently "send" the drum back to your left leg. Basically, you're encouraging the natural motion of the walk to continue a little faster. The "sending" motions of the legs also help me to feel the walk with my seat as well, and from there influence the speed of the walk.

Some horses are just pokey, but he can learn to stride out and speed up a bit when you ask. You'll probably never change him into a voluntary speed demon, but barring some physical reason he can't speed up, you should have "gears" at each gait.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot or lazy? evenstar7139 Horse Training 5 12-23-2009 07:30 PM
walk/trot - walk/jog farmpony84 Horse Riding Critique 17 09-28-2009 11:30 AM
I think he's lazy waterbuggies Horse Training 5 06-18-2009 06:35 PM
lazy lazy horse! jeezitsjacki Horse Training 8 08-20-2008 11:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0