Trotting the Logs Make sure your horse is cadenced to have success in trotting over logs. By H&R Editors | September 29, 2019 | 1 minute read Bud Lyon demonstrates how to teach a horse to trot over logs. Foot placement is important when trotting over logs. Teaching your horse to rate the logs and place their feet correctly will prevent your horse from stepping on the logs. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!