Originally Posted by free_sprtd
oh see I did not know the steps thing. The person who called themselves a trainer a year ago that helped me had me walk 4 normal human steps and said that's all I needed. I spaced them one trot stride and only did 2 and he did a lot better and less tripping today. I love experimenting with them and he looks like he is actually thinking about what he's doing :p
Depends on the horses stride. As horses get conditioned, their stride will change - typically lengthen as they are able to stretch more.
If I am working a really 'trippy' horse, I will say STEP as they come to the trot pole. The cue will transfer to trail when you are heading over rough patches.