Dumas was more of a fast loper....he didn't gallop unless you ASKED for it. Then, like smrobs, you needed to be hanging on!!! He shifted like a dump truck.
The magic words were, "get it"
Twister on the other hand liked to buck with his gallops. You had better pull up your reins, get your butt just right and hope for the best. :roll: If he had any slack where he could get his head down you were going for a ride. He got too excited!!!
With him a good squeeze or a hard hip bump would get him going. (reins were also a cue)