|Indiana 8 year old Missouri Foxtrotter with
Professional Training. Ridden in low-port curb with copper roller, English
bridle with cavesson and Western cordura saddle in indoor/outdoor
arena, pasture by Intermediate level rider.
Question: I have seen my FT doing every gait imaginable except racking,
and have been working on getting a consistent foxtrot and a canter.
From Panelists Liz
For now I would drop working on the canter until you have the gait and can hold it when ever asked for as long as you ask. To get to the fox trot since you know it is there I would do this under saddle as this horse will need help from you to support him in it. Get the head lower to round up the back. Collect the head with the head down and push the horse in to the bit. See if you can get the trot first. Once you get the trot t back then start from the walk and work into the fox trot from the walk and it will be just in front of the trot. It is a fine line so it will be up to you to know where it is and help the horse find it with out pushing past the gait. You may need the help of a gait expert to get you there.
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