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    05-03-2013, 01:18 PM
When riding solo my horse will happily walk, trot or canter up a hill. I really thinks he likes it.

In a group going at a trot or a canter is way too undignified for him. He jumps uphill. Many little bouncy jumps until he's at the top.
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    05-03-2013, 02:59 PM
Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
This is your entire problem. Choose people to ride with who will not put you in such a position.
Not really a choice. She's the only reason I got into riding (well, that and Zyrtec - long story ), co-owns my horse & keeps it at her place (deal is that she does feeding &c, while I pay the bills), has the horse trailer and all the associated stuff. Plus she & her husband (who doesn't ride) are two of my closest friends.

And the other people we sometimes ride with are mostly worse

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