I do trail ride all my reiners. However I think about what I am do and what might happen. I do not tend to lope much on trail rides. The idea of a trail ride is to give the horse a brake for all the loping and such. SO it is more of a relaxing thing for them and me. I do trot some to build some muscle that does not get used as much to get a more rounded horse.
If I know I am going trail riding with friends and we will be doing a lot of loping I tend to take my stallion who is now retired and I do not have to worry about taking him from a lope to a trot and then a stop and having them slow down before they stop.
It will also depend on what level you are showing your horse in and how well broke they are. Cassie knows her job so well that she knows when she is on and when she is just out enjoying her self.
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