|GypsyTally921 ||06-03-2009 06:32 PM |
Originally Posted by biggame12
I have a 10 year old mare and we just started riding her a couple months ago and her gallop is like a roller coaster. It feels like your just going up and down..almost feels like she bucks in the back then the front really fast. Just wondering if there is anything that would help her gallop to be more smooth. Thanks
Try watching someone else ride her, or have a knowledgeable person watch you ride, see my comments below:
Originally Posted by Veeva La Vegas
Well my app. qh has a REALLY smooth trot, its almost gaited, but not quite. when she goes into a canter, she kinda skips, then she goes smooth. I can't really figure out what she is going but when i am on the ground she lookes normal
If it feels like she's skipping (or in OP's case bucking) she may be cantering on off-leads between the front and hind legs, and then she corrects herself and all is right. Really watch her feet carefully on the ground to see if the backs and fronts match up leads. She could also just be switching leads in general, I think that would give you a skipping feeling.
Also to OP-- unfortunately, as smrobs said, some horses are just destined to be rough. All you can do as a rider is learn how to ride their roughness... but it will make you a better rider in the end :)