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Posted 11/26/2014 6:09:22 PM


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So, whenever i ask Dixie to trot, she rolls her eyes, tosses her head up, and her stride is very rough. She naturally has a bumpy stride at the trot, but she used to behave so much better. Dixie has been getting exercised more, so is it something that i just need to ride out? Oh yeah and she gets really mad when i actually do get her trotting, but she mainly just walks very quickly when i ask. She's just being naughty, but any ideas on how to get her to settle down and trot? Thanks for reading all that! :D

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:11:41 PM


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Maybe find a pair of sidereins and ride in them once with them loose?

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:13:11 PM


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Maybe find a pair of sidereins and ride in them once with them loose?
what are side reins?

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:18:41 PM


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Maybe find a pair of sidereins and ride in them once with them loose?
what are side reins?

They're leather and elastic strips that buckle to the bit and the girth. They can be quite helpful, or harmful. If you keep them loose enough that Dixie can move a little but tight enough that she can't throw her head up, they should work well to fix the issue

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:24:48 PM


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[quote]eventing_tough (11/26/2014)
Maybe find a pair of sidereins and ride in them once with them loose?
what are side reins?

They're leather and elastic strips that buckle to the bit and the girth. They can be quite helpful, or harmful. If you keep them loose enough that Dixie can move a little but tight enough that she can't throw her head up, they should work well to fix the issue[/quote]
Oh i know what you mean! The problem is, i dont ride with a saddle… or bit :D any other ideas?

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:29:10 PM


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She might be in pain

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:36:57 PM


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Is it just under saddle?

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Posted 11/26/2014 6:50:47 PM


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No, i ride her bareback with just her halter and a lead rope

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Posted 11/26/2014 7:33:15 PM


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Equestrienne (11/26/2014)
No, i ride her bareback with just her halter and a lead rope

undersaddle means not on the horse. like trotting her in hand.
and that sounds a lot like a pain issue and should definitely be checked out if she can't even trot.

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Posted 11/27/2014 7:33:01 AM


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Definitely get a vet out to check her out. If the vet gives the clear, crops are amazing, but be prepared for a buck if she's seriously that lazy lol



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Posted 11/27/2014 7:54:38 AM


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Have the vet out to check on her, then yea theres always crops. I know when i ifrst got Lucy and tried riding her, she put up a bucking fight as she was sore( but not lame) and so i waited a few months. And have you tried a saddle? i know a horse who hates bareback lol(not mine,a friends)


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Posted 11/27/2014 8:20:38 AM


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perhaps she'd prefer a saddle, ik my horse really doesn't always appreciate my bony arse ;)

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