Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
something else to think about: lack of balance or pain can cause the same thing. Possum, my mare, used to have a lovely trot too but as soon as she had to canter she would rush it all and not listen to the bit much at all. She was also having huge balance issues that I couldnt seem to fix which made her rush a lot as well.
I got a chiro out to her and a few days later when I rode her she was brilliant. She now canters sensibly and collected and does 20m circles and rollbacks without dropping her shoulder and taking off.
Just something else to add to the list of 'maybe' problems :)
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"