If you have a horse that has a short, choppy step at the walk and trot, what are some ways to help extend your horse?

There are a couple of reasons why your horse may have a short, choppy stride. Oftentimes, horses with a steep shoulder and pasterns have short, choppy strides. Evaluate your horse’s conformation to see if this may be causing this type of movement. Remember that the angle of a horse’s shoulder and pasterns should be 45 degrees. If your horse is more upright (steep) than that, it is likely to cause short, choppy movement. Also, check his hoof growth. Have a …