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post #21 of 21 Old 04-17-2020, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AtokaGhosthorse View Post
Good luck on this one. My main horse feels like sitting on a jack hammer. Four years into riding him... still can't enjoy his trot, especially if he's being a jerk and really stomping hard while trotting. The BEST I can do isn't even posting, he's so choppy. I literally have to stand in the stirrups - but I ride western so this isn't just a horrible sin of riding. But he LOVES TO TROT A LOT. And I don't mind that, it's just that he wears me out. He's exhausting to ride.

I thought all these years I just sucked at riding a trot. Nope. It's my horse. All others feel smooth as silk by comparison.

If anyone has the magic bullet answer, I'd love to hear it, so... subbing.

(PS Told my husband yesterday I've decided if I can ever learn to ride his trot well, there won't be another horse I can't ride. So I consider it conditioning for myself and refuse to give him up. He'll toughen me up)
This describes my horse to a T. Jackhammer--very good description.
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