I'm not sure if this works for everyone... but it seems to work on all the SBs I've ridden who used to pace or still does. My wee mare is like your guy, has a LOVELY trot... but do you think she will keep to it? Lol.
Make sure that when you ask for the trot you are not holding him back in the head and neck at all... Bailey needs to have her head for a moment so she can 'pop' into her trot, and then you can gather up the reins as you continue posting... if you shut her down in the front, you bet you'll get a titchy mare wobbling about the place pacing instead of trotting... so make sure your depart is free from restrictions... secondly, if he paces, STOP. Go right back to the walk and as soon as he takes a couple of true steps at the walk (you know how the wobble out of their pace into the walk? DON'T try then!) push him back on, remembering to not to restrict... and ALWAYS praise when they get it right... it's important that you don't encourage the pace. Always stop it before they've done too much of it, just gives them an excuse to keep being lazy and pacing.
I hope this helps. :)
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Last edited by ohmyitschelle; 10-10-2008 at 07:05 AM.