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Posted 9/7/2014 12:45:48 PM
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so, Jet and I are going western for awhile, and I really want to achieve a good lope. are there any tips of how I can get him to slow down, stretch out, and lope correctly?

sara and jetson



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What I did with Jackie was teach her a word that means slow down but not stop or go a gait down. I used easy and now if she takes off cantering (which is most the time) I tell her easy and she goes down to the lope.



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Every horse is different, so you will probably need to try many different things to slow your lope down. If you like a more natural horsemanship, then try asking for the lope/canter and about 3 strides in stopping and backing up. Try this for a few training rides and see if he responds. Depending on the horse and the person using the devices, a martingale and draw reins often put the horse on the bit and make them drop their heads. You can lift the reins and slow the lope that way. In western pleasure, most people teach horses that when you lift your hand that means drop your head and slow down. I have found that these two tools make it very easy to teach a horse basic collection, make sure to use them with a trainer at first so you don't accidentally use them improperly and to ensure your horse is comfortable with them. Loping in small circles should help as well as doing what we call "bending and turning." bend your horse at the jog/trot in small circles, serpentines, and side passing both directions. Hope this helps!

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