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My Horse Won't Trot

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        06-13-2012, 10:43 PM
    Did you have a saddle fitter evaluate fit? Is this a western or English saddle? Do you have appropriate padding? Has she been checked by a vet or chiro?

    How long have you had her? How long has she been sitting in pasture? Who rode her previously?
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        06-13-2012, 10:44 PM
    One thing I found with my filly is that she will lunge fine in a small pen then if I ask her to trot and canter if I lunge her in a bigger area or larger pen she would buck rear and just want to run. After some work I got her to lunge fine in larger areas, my filly is not even broke yet but I can assure you I most likely would have had the same problem.. Try lunging her in the larger pen or even an open space and work on that, maybe it could be much the same issue as my filly. :)
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        06-14-2012, 10:37 AM
    If you like in tick country, have her checked for Lymes disease. Otherwise, check her saddle fit.
        06-14-2012, 10:38 AM
    How do you check if the saddle fits?
        06-14-2012, 10:38 AM
    I mean if you LIVE IN tick country.....dah
        06-14-2012, 10:41 AM
    Wideth and angle of the tree from the front, bridging meaning it hits ant the front and back, but not in the midde creating pressure points. Or rocking meaning that has too much bow and only hits in the middle. Also, check the underside for anything that might be digging in, possiibly something even in the pad. TB's are usually forward, so this resistance is likely out of character for her. I also had 3 horses get Lymes disease. The initial symptoms were a total lack of forward. One was TB, one Arab, and one Appendix. All the same. Yes, I live in tick country.
        06-14-2012, 10:42 AM
    I see you live in NY. Very likely tick country.
        06-14-2012, 10:48 AM
    Originally Posted by SwiftFan14    
    How do you check if the saddle fits?
    You will probably want to find someone to help you with this. It can be complicated to tell if the saddle REALLY fits well. Also, are you certain you don't have her headstall adjusted to tightly? If the horse is feeling like your legs are saying 'go' while the bit is saying stop, a tantrum might result, its worth a look.
        06-14-2012, 10:49 AM
    How do I check the Headstall
        06-14-2012, 10:50 AM
    Have her teeth been floated ? They may be making her mouth sore with the bit.

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