Originally Posted by smrobs
15 is pretty old for a horse to be and have never been taught how to lope. My best advice is to lope lots of circles and teach him to collect. If he starts to slow down to a trot, nudge just enough to keep him in a lope. If he starts to speed up, gently ask him to slow down a bit. It will take a lot of time considering his age but this should work. Good luck. Not all horses have to travel like a WP horse to have a nice lope either. No offense luvs2ride.
I know duke is old.. but if you knew the horse like I did you would realize he doesnt act his age..lol... as it has been stated I know for a fact that duke has been taught to do a lope, I should have stated that if I did not.. but I am not sure how long it has been since he has done one.. I tried to do it again a day ago and he did good, he did about five strides of it but like I asked luvs2ride I am not sure how to correctly ask him to lope.. thank you for your help!