Convulsing Trot! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 10-07-2011, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
• Horses: 1
Convulsing Trot!

Hi everyone
I am excersising a 5yr old QH mare for a friend. She is sound and has no health problems (Other then that she does not grow a winter coat). She has an extremely bouncy, uneven trot, that feels like she is convulsing. I am currently riding her english (she is trained english and western) and she does not respond to leg very well.

All in all she is GREEN. Does anyone have ideas for getting her to smooth out her trot and teaching her to listen to leg. Any help would be wonderful(:

besthorsejumper2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 10-07-2011, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 110
• Horses: 3
To me (not a Vet, don't play one on TV either) the "doesn't grow a winter coat" thing is a red flag. If I remember right some adrenal ailments (like cushings) can cause coat problems. Has she been fully checked out and the vet told she doesn't grow a winter coat? I'd sure want to verify there wasn't an underlying issue before working on this.

My appy has a choppy trot (due to her upright shoulder). For us it was working on strength and balance for her so she could "relax" into the gait.
CanyonCowboy is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this a Fox Trot? trailhorserider Gaited Horses 18 09-17-2011 01:08 AM
How Does His Trot Look csimkunas6 Horse Riding Critique 17 09-04-2011 10:55 PM
Convulsing Horse cowgrl4christ30 Horse Health 32 07-09-2010 08:19 AM
The trot is getting bad.. Zab Dressage 5 04-14-2010 07:31 PM
Is it correct to sit trot over trot poles? pcmum Horse Riding Critique 5 04-23-2009 09:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome