My Horse doesn't know how to trot!! Help!
A few weeks ago I got a new mare. She is a complete sweetheart and is really getting a long with me. But we have kind of a big problem. I have just started riding her in a bit less bridle as her teeth are some. Dentist is coming soon :) (she is only 5) but the worst thing is, I don't think she was correctly trained. She's really good in a walk and a canter, she can even jump nicely, but its like she never has trotted under saddle before.
On the lunge she trots perfectly, if a little fast but I assume that's because of her breeding, standard bred cross quarter horse, but you can tell that the standard bred is dominant.
Under the saddle though, when trying to trot she tries to slow down to a walk or get right into a canter, which I don't let happen, so she begins to prance.
I have recently tried cantering her and bringing her back down to the trot as its working better than the walk to trot ever did.
Any ideas? Thanks guys