Rushing at the trot
I recently bought a 5 1/2 year old Clydesdale/QH (don't ask) mare, and she always rushes the trot. I can get her to do a super-slow trot (with constant effort)- but no "happy medium." After an hour of working with her today, I finally got her to take one lap at a working trot (still- I was using a lot of effort- not a comfortable position). I don't think it's an energy issue, because when I canter her, she goes at a nice, constant, working pace. She won't round her neck, and when I try to slow her, she shakes her head, and pulls it up almost vertically. I'm using a basic snaffle bit- her previous owners were using a snaffle, too. I've tried circles- doesn't have any effect. She just had a vet check yesterday- no back problems or anything. Also, we've had the saddle checked- it fits fine. Help?