I know there are probably other posts about helping a young horse smooth out his trot (I looked but couldn't find any). Hank was at a trainer for 60 days, but IMO, isn't where he should be. He is not consistent with his gaits, and his trot is really rough. His head set is good, he flexes nicely at the poll and carries his head at a decent western level.
What can I try to smooth out his trot? I get bits and pieces of it, but cannot get him to be consistent with it. I know he has the ability, because I have felt brief moments of a slow, smooth gait. I am considering trying another trainer to work on transitions and consistent gaits, but I am a good rider and have had a lot of riding experience, but nothing like this before.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. He is a wonderful, quiet 3 year old that will eventually be trained for Cowboy Mounted Shooting.