Wyatt is kind of long-legged, lanky kind of, especially for a ranch horse. His grandaddy on the top side is Grey Pie Too, a pretty nice race horse. He can dang sure run when you ask him to, but he was ridden extremely hard as a two-year old. We're talking 10-mile routes in the pastures, running hard, ridden almost everyday. The guy rode alot of Wyatt's motivation out of him. We're working on building that up.
Anyway. I was wondering how you get a horse who has a short stride to lengthen his stride at a trot? He has a very jarring trot and I know it's because he is kind of bouncing along and if I can just get him to lengthen his stride, without getting him to trot real fast at the same time, he'll be better.
Also, at a lope. Is there any way you can really teach a 7 year old horse to lope slow? It doesn't have to be like Western-Pleasure, extremely slow lope, that would annoy me. But just so that he can lope slower than he usually does.