Every horse has his own cadence, or ‘inner music’.
When trying to find it, it is easy to confuse slowness and laziness, or speed and impulsion.
Too fast and your horse will stiffen, the stride shortens and you will lose relaxation.
Too slow and the rhythm will be compromised and laboured. It’s all about the rhythm and relaxation; because without it the trot can’t be wonderful and you will not have cadence.
Look for a trot that feels light and flowing, supple, smooth, easy – feel the inner music and let your horse express himself.
Patricia – The Dressage Tipster