Originally Posted by christopher
If you have an arena or something similar try riding to a corner and stopping in the corner. Turn and go to the next corner then stop in the corner again, and repeat many times.
Horses are inherently lazy animals, but they are determined too find that laziness. Frequently stopping while riding a straight line teaches them that "laziness" is in front of them. So it's an effective way of getting a horse to willingly travel forward.
This is an interesting idea; that if she knows that she keeps up the lope to a set place, she will find a rest there. H m m m.
Another idea is to take her out of the arena , onto a trail if you can, put another horse in front and go for a good brisk gallop. Wake her up. Then have her in front and see if she'll canter under those circumstances.
My friend's arab is very lazy in the arena, but on the trail, that boy can run!