Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Does she lunge? If you can teach her a verbal cue on the lunge line for trot [like "trot" or a clicking/kissing noise], you can apply it to the saddle. This is also something you can do in hand. Walk her around, give your verbal cue and trot! She may not be sure that you're squeezing and kicking actually means trot. After all, you don't squeeze of kick while lunging. Hence the verbal cue.
Another suggestion is to have a "leader" on the ground to coax her into a trot. Walk along with your "leader" at your horse's ear, give your cue to trot, and the "leader" can encourage her to step up. Or an alternative is to have someone lunge you while riding, and the lunger can then enforce the trot after you have given your cue.
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