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LoveIsTheAnswer 06-16-2013 06:24 PM

My horse's trot is too fast. I've tried everything.
 
Can anyone help me?

Clava 06-16-2013 06:28 PM

If you are riding English, then the best thing is to slow your rise with a strong seat and the horse will fall in line with your rhythm.

LoveIsTheAnswer 06-16-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Clava (Post 2817010)
If you are riding English, then the best thing is to slow your rise with a strong seat and the horse will fall in line with your rhythm.

I have done that alot. She either 1) Keeps trotting fast. 2) Her forehand is trotting but her hind is walking.
She is wayyyy slower in her hind.

ChristineNJ 06-16-2013 06:36 PM

I don't think a horse can be trotting up front & walking behind! LOL LOL

Clava 06-16-2013 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by LoveIsTheAnswer (Post 2817050)
I have done that alot. She either 1) Keeps trotting fast. 2) Her forehand is trotting but her hind is walking.
She is wayyyy slower in her hind.


Sounds very odd and not something the horse could do fast. Got any video?

LoveIsTheAnswer 06-16-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ChristineNJ (Post 2817122)
I don't think a horse can be trotting up front & walking behind! LOL LOL

Well, something like that. That's how my instructor described it.

EdmontonHorseGal 06-16-2013 06:43 PM

sounds like she is not using her hind end like she should be, and is 'pulling' herself with her forehand instead of using impulsion from her hind end to get and keep herself going.

bsms 06-16-2013 07:25 PM

I suggest either talking in depth with your instructor, or posting a video or at least a picture. Maybe I'm dense, but I cannot visualize a horse moving as described.

As a general rule, if the horse is trotting too fast, I'd either start a turn, tighten the turn, or bring them to a stop. There are some other options, but it is hard for me to understand the problem.

amberly 06-16-2013 07:38 PM

If he does too fast, slightly pull back on the reins. Don'r yank his face, just slowly apply more and more pressure until he reaches the speed you want. That is what I do with my horse and it seems to work pretty well.
My horse has like, 16 different speeds of trot. haha!!

Joe4d 06-16-2013 07:53 PM

sounds like you got a gaited horse trying to foxtrot. Used to get that same description from endurance ride vet, hes trottong up front and gaiting in back and looking all wonky,


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