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[RC] Slow walking horse - Kristi Schaaf

I'm finally hoping to start my 8 yoa Arab in distance
this year, after a few years of getting sidetracked.
He's the second horse I've started and I will say that
I miss my first horse's naturally fast walk!!! This
guy walks so sloowwwww. That said, he could care less
if horses leave him, which I see as 'a good thing'.
I'm familiar with the mechanics of how to get a horse
to walk faster, but I wonder if there's a link between
his slow walking and his 'don't care if I get left'
attitude. I know that there are many horses that can
walk fast while keeping their emotions 'slow', but I
wonder if they are usually naturally that way? In
other words, is there a good chance I'll discover that
I have to simutaneously slow his mind as I speed up
his feet? What say you, those of you who have sped up
a slow walking horse? Of course, the simple answer is
"just try it and see", but it's fun to ponder it as I
sit here on a very cold winter day, feeling like ride
season is eons away.  Kristi 
iluvdez at yahoo dot com          

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