I am wondering if it's ok to trot down an incline, or should a horse always walk instead? How do you know if a horse is strong or balanced enough to trot under saddle down an incline?
When I ride my horse out on a trail and we come to the parts of the trail that are going down an incline, she trots. I try to hold her back since I'm not sure if she is strong enough to face this obstacle at a trot yet. It still makes me nervous that she will tumble. But, how do I know when/if she is?