I have had him 6 months and I have ridden horses before, but during the 6 months this has been the most consistent riding I have ever done. I try to ride once a week at least. I have gotten him to pick up a fast trot, but not sure he is gallopping or not. I don't think he is galloping, just fast walking or trotting. I give him a nice knudge and he picks up the pace. I know some horses do it automatically, just pick it up faster and faster and want to run but mines doesn't seem to. What do I need to do to get him to gallop?
And also when he gallops, I need to lean forward into the ride right?