Originally Posted by crzyhrse
English riders typically use the word 'canter' and western riders use 'lope.' A canter is much faster compared to a western lope.
I am aware of what each discipline uses (I ride both) and like I said, it's probably not true for the pleasure world, but if we all went by that logic all western riders would be "loping slow" but then what would be call it when we sped up that lope, like in reining? Would we then call it a "canter"? And a lot of HUS horses now have a "canter" that resembles western pleasure. So would that be a "lope", too?
Sorry, the point to that is that both terms should
use either one for the same thing.