Is staying with the QH's that important? I usually get a few hundred yards in front of the QH's and then stop and wait on them. That smooth Cadillac ride is what I'm after, and the fact that the horse walks with a sense of purpose rather than that slow lollygagging lackadaisical stroll makes it all the better IMO. My wife won't ride her.....she knows she'll like it, and doesn't want to give up her QH because she likes it to much..... I keep telling her.....sooner or later, you'll want that Cadillac ride!