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post #1 of 4 Old 11-13-2010, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Speedy Pony

I have been riding a pony at the stable I board at. He is not mine but the owner is letting me ride him. He is super well behaved on the ground, but when I am riding he can be super speedy! He is fine at the walk (i ride english) but when I am trotting I am constantly saying whoa and having to slow him down. Any tips on how I can make him stay at a nice controlled trot? Ive tried giving and releasing with the reins, and posting slower then his trot, but no luck yet. Id like to be able to fix this without changing any of his tack.

Riding a horse is a lot like nuts and bolts...if the rider is nuts, the horse bolts!

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-13-2010, 03:51 PM
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I'll give you the same advice I gave the last person who wanted advice on slowing their horse.
Your Opinions: Slowing the trot

Read that thread. I had the same problem and got lots of great advice.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-13-2010, 09:34 PM
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Check out my OTTB training post . 2 exercises are listed and should help!
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-18-2010, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much!!

Riding a horse is a lot like nuts and bolts...if the rider is nuts, the horse bolts!
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