Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
Question about cruising at the trot: setting speeds
Hello there. I'm planning to start the cruising exercise with my mare at the trot, and I was wondering about setting the speed.
My mare likes to do the speed demon trot and it takes a lot of work to get her keeping a regular, slower rhythm, either with shortened reins or with posting at the speed I want (eventually she figures it out).
So if I can't use the reins, and doing a slower posting sometimes doesn't work, how do I accomplish the goal of the exercise which is to have her working at the speed I want her to be at and not the one she wants to be at?
Thanks in advance for any help!
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare