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sempre_cantando 06-01-2008 07:27 AM

kinda silly question
Hi Everyone

I've been riding for more than five years so I should know the answer lol but I don't so hopefully you can help me. What is the difference between the aids for 'trot' and 'walk faster'. You squeeze for trot and for walk faster... so how does the horse know which one you are asking for? thanks everyone!

Vidaloco 06-01-2008 08:17 AM

I don't ride english and have never taken a lesson but I always figure its the release of pressure that gives the cue. I squeeze till they get to the speed I want then release the pressure. Not sure if thats right or not.

my2geldings 06-01-2008 08:33 AM

At the walk to increase the pace as Vidaloco said it's on the length of pressure of the aids. To trot you to keep your lower leg on until you get the pace you want, the walk on the other hand, you aren't as persistent.

brittx6x6 06-01-2008 02:26 PM

You also use your seat to get a horse moving forward at the trot and as said above its the amount of pressure and time you aply the pressure that tells the horse what to do.

PoptartShop 06-01-2008 03:46 PM

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I agree. For a 'marching' walk, usually you just squeeze a little bit. You don't have to put a lot of pressure into it. ;) :D

chasin the dream 06-04-2008 12:47 PM

im going to agree. use your seat but also i just release pressure when thats how fast i want to go.if your horse is that get up and go type...i would suggest that you cluck or something before squezing because otherwise you may get a trot response.idk.thats just MO

Chaddd 06-15-2008 05:21 PM

I agree with everyone & also when i was younger my instructor used to tell us to squeeze with one leg then squeeze with the other, doing these steps over until you get the desired pace at the walk you want. Hopefully this is right, haha, its been quite a few years.

GeminiJumper 06-15-2008 05:54 PM

A trot is a squeeze with both legs.

To walk faster or to become more collected, you want to squeeze with alternating legs. You can go by squeezing your leg when you horse puts one foreleg forward and then you squeeze with your other leg when you horse brings forth his other foreleg.

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