My horse will not LOPE!
Hello! I have a problem, I have been working with my 5 year old paint gelding to prepare him for the county fair horse show, and he refuses to lope. He has only been shown in walk trot classes until this year. I have tried used the corners of the arena, squeezing, giving him more rein, vocal cues: Lope, *Kissing*. He lopes when I lunge him, and he lopes with a saddle on, but once a rider is on, he refuses. Any advice? I am thinking about taking him to a trainer for a professional opinion.