I've got a 7-year-old paint gelding named Bully and he's not really good with neck reining yet and also has a very inconsistent speed at the trot. Mostly it's just fast and uncomfortable.
Should I concentrate on the neck reining first? I'm pretty sure I know how to get him to do that.
I also desperately want to get him to do a nice slow Western Pleasure jog. Not necessarily for the show ring, but just to have a comfortable ride. I've heard of two different methods for slowing down his jog. I've heard of keeping a slightly tighter outside rein to try to slow him down against the rail and I've also heard of using ground poles to try to slow him down.
I'm curious what all of you think of these two methods. Thanks!