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    01-07-2013, 01:19 PM
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Foal
green horse and trotting

So my horse lightning had 60 days put on him but then he sat in pasture for a while like 4-5 months?
Well the weather finally allowed the ground to dry enough to trot but he's really off balanced and his trot is like fast slow fast slow
I was just wondering if there are any special techniques for getting his trot into shape or if I'm just going to have to trot him for hours on end lol
Thank you :)
     
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    01-07-2013, 03:08 PM
  #2
Weanling
The only thing is to trot. To work out something you have to do the movement that is the worst. Do lots of up and down transitions. Do round pen work...etc. He needs to rebuild the muscles that he lost...etc
     
    01-07-2013, 03:49 PM
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Showing
Lots and lots and lots of trotting transitions. But it needs to make sense.

I don't find putting them on a circle forever helps, but trotting large and then doing some figures at the trot would help your horse gradually gain balance. As would putting down poles and having him walk over them, then trot over them. Uphill trotting is good too.

I trotted my horse for 7 months (walk and trot, but no canter cause he hasn't learned it yet) and now he has a beautiful uphill balanced trot.

Just miles in the saddle.. but good miles.
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    01-07-2013, 04:52 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Lots and lots and lots of trotting transitions. But it needs to make sense.

I don't find putting them on a circle forever helps, but trotting large and then doing some figures at the trot would help your horse gradually gain balance. As would putting down poles and having him walk over them, then trot over them. Uphill trotting is good too.

I trotted my horse for 7 months (walk and trot, but no canter cause he hasn't learned it yet) and now he has a beautiful uphill balanced trot.

Just miles in the saddle.. but good miles.
thank you that's what I assumed its so hard being patient but I know he'll be great after all the work lol
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    01-07-2013, 05:03 PM
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Showing
Of course :) And also make sure that he gets a nice warm up. Sometimes it's not only the fact they're green that causes unbalance. It could be a tight muscle or something on those lines. You know your horse best, so watch for signs that he may need a good stretch, etc.
     
    01-07-2013, 05:05 PM
  #6
Foal
And he knows how to canter his balance is just not the best lol
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    01-07-2013, 05:12 PM
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Yearling
Its partly green horse ness and a little not worked ness. I agree with Sky that your best bet is to work on it. He is probably trying to balance you as well. The best thing you can do is when he starts getting to a pace you don't like use your posting (assuming english or "working" western) to affect his pace. The faster you post the more he tries to match your rhythm so, slow down. Nothing better for this than a nice, long, straight-away on the trail.
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    01-07-2013, 05:13 PM
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Showing
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and he knows how to canter his balance is just not the best lol
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The same principal applies. Transitions, good cantering and slowly building it up, and making sure that you aren't the one unbalancing him with how you're riding (I'm so guilty of this)

He'll come around in time :) My horse Sky's canter is... a work in progress :P
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    01-07-2013, 07:17 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
The same principal applies. Transitions, good cantering and slowly building it up, and making sure that you aren't the one unbalancing him with how you're riding (I'm so guilty of this)

He'll come around in time :) My horse Sky's canter is... a work in progress :P
well I ride with a trainer too she checked for it and she said he's really unbalanced so I probably don't help but it's not just me I guess it'll just take patience lol
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