I want to make sure I don't confuse him. I've finally gotten to the point where I can consistently get a gait out of him (and I'm positive about what a gait feels like with the help of people on the ground). Now I want to make sure he understands what I want - and also will understand if someone else gets on him.
If I'm walking, what should I do differently if I want to ask for the trot vs ask for the gait, so that he is completely clear which I want from him?
My instructor at my last lesson (great for dressage, but only has limited experience with gaited horses) told me to try to start rising into the post as I asked for a trot - but it turned out that almost guaranteed that we went into a gait instead, lol.