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    06-16-2013, 05:24 PM
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Foal
My horse's trot is too fast. I've tried everything.

Can anyone help me?
     
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    06-16-2013, 05:28 PM
  #2
Super Moderator
If you are riding English, then the best thing is to slow your rise with a strong seat and the horse will fall in line with your rhythm.
     
    06-16-2013, 05:31 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by Clava    
If you are riding English, then the best thing is to slow your rise with a strong seat and the horse will fall in line with your rhythm.
I have done that alot. She either 1) Keeps trotting fast. 2) Her forehand is trotting but her hind is walking.
She is wayyyy slower in her hind.
     
    06-16-2013, 05:36 PM
  #4
Foal
I don't think a horse can be trotting up front & walking behind! LOL LOL
Clava, amberly and RezaluteSupreme like this.
     
    06-16-2013, 05:37 PM
  #5
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Originally Posted by LoveIsTheAnswer    
I have done that alot. She either 1) Keeps trotting fast. 2) Her forehand is trotting but her hind is walking.
She is wayyyy slower in her hind.

Sounds very odd and not something the horse could do fast. Got any video?
     
    06-16-2013, 05:38 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by ChristineNJ    
I don't think a horse can be trotting up front & walking behind! LOL LOL
Well, something like that. That's how my instructor described it.
     
    06-16-2013, 05:43 PM
  #7
Weanling
Sounds like she is not using her hind end like she should be, and is 'pulling' herself with her forehand instead of using impulsion from her hind end to get and keep herself going.
     
    06-16-2013, 06:25 PM
  #8
Trained
I suggest either talking in depth with your instructor, or posting a video or at least a picture. Maybe I'm dense, but I cannot visualize a horse moving as described.

As a general rule, if the horse is trotting too fast, I'd either start a turn, tighten the turn, or bring them to a stop. There are some other options, but it is hard for me to understand the problem.
     
    06-16-2013, 06:38 PM
  #9
Started
If he does too fast, slightly pull back on the reins. Don'r yank his face, just slowly apply more and more pressure until he reaches the speed you want. That is what I do with my horse and it seems to work pretty well.
My horse has like, 16 different speeds of trot. Haha!!
     
    06-16-2013, 06:53 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Sounds like you got a gaited horse trying to foxtrot. Used to get that same description from endurance ride vet, he's trottong up front and gaiting in back and looking all wonky,
     

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