All that said I wasn't realllllly surprised when I got on him last Saturday and he was a total turd. Unfortunately I don't have any of his antics on video (my
A few things to note:
- Any time I lean forward the tiniest bit, Montana slams on the brakes. Every. Single. Time.
- I need to be using core nonstop on this horse.
- Leg. Always leg.
- Whenever Montana loses his balance he slips into a pace. My experience with gaited horses is admittedly limited, but he DOES have a distinct trot, pace, and canter. It's just deciphering between the three, and keeping them separate.
- This is an apparent issue when changing direction, especially from left to right where he almost always slips into a pace for a few strides.