Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: with my room mates
It may sound painful for your pleasure horse but work on forward. His lope is very stiff and "bobbly" looking as I suspect that he was worked to first go slow instead of correct and then slow. Get him moving forward and then start working to bring him back down to a lope. I would also try taking him over ground poles at the lope and getting him to lift more. I have a similar issue with my mare, I focused too much on slowing down and she started getting stiff and just pulling along with her front end. Good luck and have fun!