Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
You and he both need a pro trainer to help you get the Pleasure basics down and then you can go on your own. There's a LOT more to being really good at Pleasure than just going slow.
If the horse is not built for pleasure, the amount of training will not make him into a winning pleasure horse. Cow horse lines are bred and built like a brick sheet house. Very few can do the pitty pat trot or lope as if they are moving in place.
OP - I would suggest to try team penning or sorting, ranch horse shows, etc. Speed isn't the issue there - accuracy is.