|Joined: ||Mon Mar 14th, 2011|
|Location: ||South Carolina|
|With this horse, only just over 3 years old, I think it is lack of conditioning or muscle development. She is very active and likes to set her own speed which for now we encourage. When she does increase speed her natural rack gait can get a bit ragged. I'm not sure that she is pacing in the sense of a true lateral shift of weight side to side. Its more like a bump in an otherwise smooth ride that gradually gets the rider moving forward to back in the saddle. Hope this is clear. Anyway the sand and or going up a slight hill changes the hollow set of the back and she smooths back out. Once she is tired we let her walk and do flex exercise on her neck etc....she has great promise for us and we are taking it slowly as she gains confidence.