I have been told a few things as to how to do this. But I wanted to get more opinions. Whiskey does not lope slow, and I know she can. Her lope is very hard to sit and it is uncomfortable. I think she uses more of her front end than her hindquarters to move.
I have been told to hold her in the face. How it was described to me is keep your reins really tight so she's pushing into the bridle constantly and hold the reins really low, like down by your knees. This means there is no give-and-take. It's all take (from the rider). I didn't like this idea at all; because where is the reward?!?
Second one I have heard is roll-backs. The trainer (just trainer advice, I wasn't in a lesson) told me to lope her down the fence-about 5 strides- and rollback, lope off 5 strides, roll-back and continue to do so until I feel a change.
Are these techniques what any of you use? Or do you use something diferent that is effective?
Please, I am desperate! I want to enjoy our rides, not dread them.