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    Jerry Koenig jerryk3000@xxxxxxx
    Speed Control??? it's killing me. I'm used to a push button horse I've ridden for the past 19 years. Now we have a relatively new 15.3 hand Arab (8 years old) with a lovable disposition, but speed control eludes me and for sure him. For a while we have a controlled trot, but then the horse, feeling good, starts picking up speed. To much for my comfort and it's a battle trying to hold him back.
    Riding on the trails and riding in the arena seem to be two different ball games. In the arena he minds on the trail well that's another story.
    I am ridding with a snaffle bit and thinking of changing, but to what?
    Anyway, tips would be appreciated. I've been around our sport since 1981 and love it dearly, but it's scary not to be in reasonable control. This horse has in my opinion great potential, but I want to live to enjoy it.
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Jerry Koenig 1348
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