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Daily Dose of Horsemanship Homework: Riding in Rhythm at the Trot

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Too Hot to Trot

I grew up in central Florida, riding year-round in the steamy heat. As a young girl, most of my summer riding was done bareback, barefooted, in a bathing suit (much to my mother’s chagrin). As
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Fresh Start

Like my fruits and vegetables, I prefer my horses fresh. It’s clearly not for everyone, but I enjoy riding a horse that’s a little bit excited, that’s looking down the road, eager to get there
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Slow Down the Trot

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Extended Trot Instead Of Canter Cue

Julie Goodnight Q&A Q: How do I get my horse to move out at the trot without breaking into a lope? He’s a western horse learning dressage and the extended trot is part of the
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Master Each Gait

TTR JULY/AUGUST 2015 ~ FEATURE Master Each Gait What can you do to speed up a slow-walking horse and slow down a horse that’s too fast at the trot? And should you ever canter on
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Rough Trot

Expert advice to smooth out a bumpy ride on your horse. http://americashorsedaily.com/rough-trot/#.VGaJBU10xet
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Post The Trot

Ask Julie Goodnight: Do Western Riders Need to Post the Trot? Question: Try to settle this discussion – please! Is posting on the correct “diagonal” only important in English riding? I always thought it was
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Trots Down Hill

Dear Julie: My horse is generally great on the trails, but has one annoying habit that makes him uncomfortable to ride. Every time we head down a hill, even a small ditch crossing, he trots
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Sitting Trot

Sitting Trot Question: Q: I ride an Arabian who has a very bouncy trot that I just can’t sit to. I ride in an event saddle that has a somewhat deep seat, but when I
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Sitting The Trot

Riding Right with Julie Goodnight Please Help me Sit the Trot! Dear Julie, My horse is a Friesian/Warmblood cross. Even though he moves beautifully, he has a big trot and he’s not exactly smooth. I
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Riding Skills: Sitting Trot

Question Category: Riding Skills Question: I ride an Arabian who has a very bouncy trot that I just can’t sit to. I ride in an event saddle that has a somewhat deep seat, but when
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Riding Skills: Setting trot poles

Question Category: Riding Skills Question: When trotting over a series of (say five) ground poles, what is the measured distance the poles should be apart? What about a canter? I have a Thoroughbred mare, 16.2H,
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Riding Skills: Posting On The Correct Diagonal

Question Category: Riding Skills Question: Try to settle this discussion – please! Is posting on the correct “diagonal” only important in English riding? I always thought it was about the horse’s balance in a bend….some
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Issues From The Saddle: Refusing To Trot

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hi! first of all, I wanted to say that I saw your clinics at last year’s Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, and you’ve stuck with me as one of
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Issues From The Saddle: Hops Into Trot

Question: Every time I ride my pony and ask her to pick up a trot from a walk, the first stride is a canter stride. Then she slows down into a trot. She does have
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Episode 204 – Feel The Beat

Feel the Beat: Julie Goodnight helps a young rider learn to feel her trotting diagonals
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Western Posting The Trot

In every horsemanship clinic I teach, I start the mounted session by assessing all the riders in terms of their control, their riding position and skill and their authority over the horse. To do this,
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