I have been working on reining with my horse recently and the only thing I'm stuck on is how to get him to lope slower or lope at all!
he has great bloodlines. He has been trained for reining a while back before I bought him and he did good I heard, I am still learning new things about him every day. I used to have trouble getting him to stop when I said whoa but I figured out that if you put your legs forward VERY dramatically he will stop on a dime. I always used to put my legs forward when I stop but not as a cue so to speak. I can get him to lope sometimes but its not consistent. I try to be as relaxed as possible when I lope him so he might relax and slow down, but that only works to a degree. Oh and he uses a hackamore