Hey there guys and gals!
I am newer to the world of horseback riding and I've got a few questions about training a horse to slow down at a trot, so that I can remain seated, instead of posting. Don't go on frantic on me, please, I have my reasoning. I've done posting before and I love a quick trot. But after I found out there is something wrong with my hip and I have to go for surgery, I am taking things slow and careful. Attempting to post while trotting hurts me pretty badly. But a sitting trot is like riding on a cloud. I do my sitting trots on the mare named Sally. But I also love riding the gelding named Fynn. He is a 4-5 year old Fresian X Peruvian Paso cross and is a bit... Silly? He's a little lazy, but once you have his attention he's grand. I know that when I am on Sally, to slow her down at a trot, I have to check her lightly. Fynn on the other-hand doesn't slow down when I check him. How do I get him to understand that checking means to stop down and not to stop? Thanks in advance for any training tips and ideas on how to do this with Fynn :)