Originally Posted by spurstop
Good for him.
The methods that I reference are used on horses that are currently showing at APHA, ApHC, and AQHA world shows. People don't train that way anymore -- pleasure horses have evolved as have the training methods. It's all about forward and through.
With a gaited horse, the last thing she wants to do is try to disrupt a gait. Pushing him forward and establishing a two-beat, synchronous jog will benefit him more than pulling him back and then pushing him forward again. Been there, done that.
A person "on the road to becoming a professional horseman" should know better than to paint a discipline with a broad, inaccurate paintbrush, don't you think?
As I was reading this I remembered that stopping her and then pushing her forward makes her not trot at all. She racks and gets really annoyed.|
SO actually stopping and backing would never ever work. Haha