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  • When i try to get my horse to trot she bucks and keeps walking
  • My horse doesnt go into a trot

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    06-14-2012, 11:51 AM
If she's chomping at the bit, I'd check her teeth. How long has it been since she's been floated?

If you rule out everything else, teeth, saddle fit, pain, etc. Then it is just her being fresh and acting out because she hasn't been ridden in a while. Do you get off when she acts up? How do you deal with it right now?
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    06-14-2012, 11:52 AM
You want to look at the corner of her mouth where the bit meets her lips. There should be 1-2 wrinkles there if the headstall is adjusted correctly. If there are more, then it is adjusted too tightly and should be loosened. I would personally start with just one wrinkle in the corner of the mouth and go from there.
    06-14-2012, 11:52 AM
When she bucks I just ride it out and calm her down then I walk her around and try to trot again
    06-14-2012, 11:59 AM
I would do a few different things:
1) check her saddle fit. Have a professional come out and make sure it fits her properly. If it does not, it could be a reason why she is acting up moving into a faster gait.
2) Make sure her teeth are floated and healthy. She may feel pain if the bit isn't sitting in her mouth correctly.
3) After you have checked those things, check with your vet about lyme disease/EPM. She can discuss more with you.
4) If she is healthy, bring a crop with you. She could be looking at something, or she is probably just stubborn after not being ridden in years. Be aware of your surroundings, and check if their is anything scaring her.
Good luck!
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    06-14-2012, 12:01 PM
It might just be too tight - either too narrow or maybe the headstall needs to be dropped a hole.
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    06-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Move on to the Canter?

My horse doesnt like to trot she will buck when I ask. However she has stepped into the canter without being asked. Should I allow her to do this in hopes it will help her trotting?
    06-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Have you considered the possibility that she's lame at the trot?
    06-14-2012, 12:07 PM
I agree, have a vet look at her.
Make sure she is sound and then make her listen! She probably just wants to run and be sassy.
Try lounging 20 minutes before riding to see how that does.
Good luck!
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Have you considered the possibility that she's lame at the trot?
    06-14-2012, 12:39 PM
At this point, a video would be really helpful too.
    06-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Personally, I would NOT allow her to canter. Assuming this is a pure training thing (after you rule out everything else), I would not allow her to do anything but trot. And when she bucks, I would push harder personally, but I don't know how confident you area, and I don't know this horse. She has possibly learned that when she bucks you let her walk again. My horse used to crow hop and do everything he could to get out of a trot. I kept on him until he was in a trot. He learned quickly it is more work to fight it than to just trot. He tried the same at a canter for a while, but got better quickly with that too.

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