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post #1 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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why does my horse only want to trot?

hi wondering if anyone can help..i bought a gypsy cob mare age 8 couple of weeks ago and started riding her last week she is really good apart from she wont walk all she wants to do is trot also while shes trotting she tends to trot quite side ways if that makes sence? any advice will help thanks :)
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 06:10 PM
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Well I think the horse is just trying to be resistant. It may not canter because it may be lazy but the going sideways thing usually means the horse is trying to resisit what you are trying to get it to do. When a horse goes sideways it is on the inside shoulder. So if you ride with a crop or whip gentley tap the horses shoulder to get it off the shoulder. You can also look to the outside and kick with your inside leg. It will get her off the shoulder and hopefully make her not as resistant. Hope this helps some! Good luck!!! :)

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 06:27 PM
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Well if she wont walk, you have to make her walk. Did you try slowing her down? See-sawing, bumping, one-rein stop?

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she canters and trots fine just wont walk...when i tell her to walk she will walk maybe 4 steps then go back into trot i think she just needs abit of work as her previous owners dindnt do much work with her apart from drive her..thanks for your help :)
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Yeah she just needs some work then. If you make her walk don't use your reins alot intil needed. Bounce your seat in front to catch her before she goes off to trot. :)

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-12-2011, 07:01 PM
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Good luck with her :)

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