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hello. yesterday i trotted my friend's horse at his farm house. i felt like she has a pounding(pointed) stride when i have done posting trot on her. she was trotting fast and i felt very uncomfortable. would you suggest me to do posting trot or sitting trot on horses that has pounding stride?

Hello Rohit,

It will not matter if you post or sit. The horse needs to be trained and obviously she has not been. Nor do you know how to do it. She needs her tempo regulated and that requires a rider who is accustomed to schooling horses.

Your posting fast with her fast gait only helps her to go even faster. If you sit you will hurt her back because your seat is not yet secure.

I would like to see that you take lessons on a well schooled "school" horse instead of trying to learn harum scarum on difficult mounts. It is like the blind leading the blind.

I have already responded to many of your questions.  I think the point has been made that you need many many lessons.




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Dorothy K Morris


I now live in Tucson, AZ. My expertise is in training and rehabilitating horses, and training riders for combined training for over 40 years, in Virginia and California. This includes dressage, cross country obstacles and show jumping. In my many years of experience and endless study of Classical theory, and my hands-on retraining horses,I have accummulated much knowledge of the different personalities of horses and how to approach their rehabilitation. At my age, I do not ride as much as I used to, but I don't see why I have to waste the experience I have. I can answer certain questions about starting young horses in English riding: dressage, jumping, cross country obstacles and basic equitation. I can help with rehabilitation of spoiled or difficult horses; however, many problems require sustained riding instruction/training and I cannot do this online. Some issues need to be observed to come to a correct diagnosis. If your problem is of this type, please find a qualified instructor/trainer. I cannot give riding lessons via email.


Experience in the area: Over 40 years of English riding experience, including Fox Hunting in Virginia where I earned my colors with the Blue Ridge Hunt, training young horses for hunting and/or eventing. Coached a rider from her beginning at Training Level Combined tests through her competition at two Junior International competition Three Day Events. She rode my horse that I also started and trained her to ride. This combination competed in the World Championship Three Day in Lexington, KY in 1978. I trained another horse (TB) through 3rd Level Dressage and jumping. He eventually competed at Advanced level Three Day. I have reschooled several horses with difficulties ranging from running away to running backward, to not allowing a bridle to be put on, to kicking out at the farrier, being "too much on the muscle over jumps", barn sour, etc

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Six novels (I am also a novelist)

Some college. Endless study of Classical Theory and training methods.

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