Cisco HSRP with spanning-tree slow failover

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http://serverfault.com – I'm having an issue with networking that I can't wrap my head around since I'm not a strong networking guy to get this. From our provider we have 2 drops via HSRP that go into our cisco 2960 switches that are stacked. So each switch has a drop. From there we have two Astaro devices behind the switches that handle all the firewall and VLAN routing. These then feed back into the Cisco 2960's and also all the VM hosts are on the same 2960's So it looks something like -------------- -------------- |------ | Cisco 1 2960 | <--------> (HowTos)