Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Today I rode Snickers in the arena for a little bit to try out a saddle. At first she would try to lope just when I asked for trot. I let her try what she wanted since I was told to never keep a green horse from moving forward. But, after a few times of this....and I asked for the jog, she just went into the jog. So, hopefully she is figuring it out.
When I asked for the lope, she did a few strides, and then stayed in the jog like I wanted. Before she would halt from the lope, so that is so much better. It also seemed that her speed picked up a little bit, rather than her doing the lope at a walk pace...lol.
So, I guess a little at a time and we are going in the right direction?