Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
One of the best ways to slow down the lope, is to lope. It's simple. Let her lope. Then when she feels like she is wanting to slow down and trot...make her lope some more. Continue this and she will soon learn to regulate her gaits.
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson