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maranatha minis

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I can't not move fast enough to get my horses to trot when we show. How can I get them to trot with out me having to? We have a show coming up and this has been the biggest complaint form judges in the past that my horses don't trot.

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Teach them lunging. They need to know the command trot and once they get use to it they'll do it. Also, I have them walk so I'm even with their shoulders. When I want them to trot, I command them and lean forward a little so it looks like I'm going to run, but not really. Does that make sense??
 

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Practice at home with voice commands and a little "encouragement" if needed in the form of a driving whip. Mine work the same way Keri's do, I walk at their shoulder and when I ask for a trot, I move my hand forward and incline slightly forward myself, and cluck or say trot. To get the idea across, you can tap their hindquarters lightly with a whip at first when you cue them. Good idea to do that next to a fence, so they don't get in the habit of moving away from you.

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Indian*R*A*I*N*Dance

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you can voice train them to trot. Thats what i did w/ Rain but i can keep the same pace w/ him when he trots.

I think if you are going to do that use a lunge line and use it as a lead and then start to run to get them into trot and cluck or say trot and when they pick up a trot let them go forward and you walk behind then pull them into a circle like your going to lunge them.
 
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