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Re: [RC] Can you teach a horse to walk faster? - Nancy Sturm

Hi Micehlle,

I love a good walking horse so much that I bought a Tennessee Walker.  He
can flat walk at 6 mph.

But TWH's aside, I used to have very good success by alternatingly "bumping"
a horse with my calf muscle just as his opposite hind foot left the ground.
Usually, they will lengthen the stride when you bump.  I would bump them for
a few strides, then let them relax then bump them a few strides, then let
them relax.  If they have it in them to extend the walk (and a few really
never will) they will begin to do a nice long swingy walk.

I got a terrific walk on a 14.2 h quarter horse, so it works on various body



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[RC] Can you teach a horse to walk faster?, michelle