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post #1 of 8 Old 12-20-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Jody loves to gallop. The other day I was riding bareback, don't get me wrong I love bareback. But she skipped trotting which I wanted her to do, she loped. I slowed her down to a trot but she just stopped. Only 5 paces (in the pen thank god) of a lope so I didn't fall off. What do I do?
(I'm fine in a saddle.)
But next week my friend is coming over and using the saddle. The other are broke so I'm praying she get a leather strap to fix it since it's her saddle at my place. She got rid of her horses since she moved.
So if she doesn't I'll be bareback since I'm nice. (she's not that great bareback.)
But I'm worried sick she would want to gallop when I want to trot.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-20-2010, 11:54 PM
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Hmm.

Let me see if I can understand this right. You can sit the trot, but can't sit the lope or gallop bareback and you want to know how to make sure she doesn't go faster than a trot?
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Hmm.

Let me see if I can understand this right. You can sit the trot, but can't sit the lope or gallop bareback and you want to know how to make sure she doesn't go faster than a trot?
I didn't want her to gallop.
If I wasn't in the pen, she would have flew under me.
She is a fast horse and her trot is smooth.
She was a champ in one of the states of USA. But she retired early from barrel racing so she is a fast horse.
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sooo, You can't sit the lope or gallop and you don't want your friend to go faster than a trot.

Just tell her your not confident enough to go faster and ask her to stick to the paces you like.

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What Lone said.
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Just sit deep and give her your clues to slow. Worse case scenario you can do a one rein stop if you know how.

If it's just an issue of the friend, tell her you want to trot only like Lonestar suggested
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Thanks, I'll tell her or I might fall of my lack of balance...


But I have have a week to learn. :)
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That canter is easier to sit that the trot. Just practice a little.

Saying that I don't recommend going out of the ring bareback, especially if you can't guarantee to yourself that you can handle everything you can think of. Horses are unpredictable, even the best of them are, and bareback gives you no security or leverage.

On a side note, many people believe that the constant, concentrated pressure is not good for a horses back. Its a fine occasionally thing but I wouldn't make it a habit.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-21-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks.
I find sit in a trot very easy. I have just heard story found you slow a horse down bareback but you keep going and normally fall. (Dumb stories scare me)

I could practice day my dumb wrist and mum was flopping out.
Friday I know I'm riding. :)
At my lesson I ride bareback outside of a ring all the time...
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