Any suggestions on gait training? My young foxtrotter either paces or trots under saddle. I’m not sure if I should work on poles with the pace or ask for a trot and try to encourage gaiting from the trot. Or try both and see which results in the most improvement.
She is a lovely horse in every other aspect but her gait right now is very uncomfortable to ride. Still trying to find a saddle that fits her. She’s filling out in the chest and growing wider so everything is pinching. I’m going to try a couple dressage saddles, as my western saddles don’t fit.
Not sure most gaited saddles will work. Her back is fairly flat with wide withers. Anything built for tall withers or with curved bars is not going to fit.