Originally Posted by farmpony84
I also like to do the lope a few strides, halt, back, lope off, break to a jog, pick up the lope, halt, roll-back and do it again routine... good luck.
I like to do this. Trot off, let them go a few steps on a loose rein, then stop and back them up a couple of steps. Let them stand for a moment then ask for the trot again, stop, back, stand, trot, stop, back, stand etc etc LOL. Same thing for the lope, it will get them working off their butt pretty darn good, teach them to keep their head down, shorten and slow their stride, teach them cadence, and give them a really nice, hard stop. I call it "moving with their brakes on". It is slow and tedious work but once they really figure out what you are asking for, you can almost physically see the lightbulb moment