Originally Posted by Standardbred
I was trying that with my horse today, but every time I pulled her back from a canter to a walk and asked for a trot again, she got really confused and when I asked for a trot, she refused to trot or canter. Help me please! When I ask for a transition, I always make my aids very clear.
I had this problem with my girl, how do you ask for a canter and how do you ask for a trot? (only asking as people do this differently) Do you use your voice also? Does she know voice commands for speeds when she is on the lunge? If she is starting to get frustrated like that leave the exercise do something else until she is feeling better and try again.
If she is still confused then you could try this;
When you ask for a trot and she goes into a canter rise to her canter as if you are posting to a trot (feels crazy weird!!) but this will make her slightly uncomfortable and will hopefully make her trot.