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How to Slow Down a Fast Trot

There may not be any gate more unpleasant than a fast, jarring trot. You know the feeling – where you can’t get your horse organized, and they feel bouncy, quick, and tense.

The more a horse rushes around, the more anxious they become, and the faster they will go, so creating a balanced and rhythmic trot is very important.

But here’s where many riders make a mistake – the more you pull on the reins, the more unbalanced the horse becomes, and the faster they will want to go.

So, how do you slow these horses down?

In this video, I will talk first about why horses rush and then demonstrate how to use your aids (mostly seat and back) to slow your horse. I will also give you a tip for when you ride in the arena, and how to use the fence or wall to help create the slow down without having to use a lot of rein.

Hit play below to watch the video.

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