Originally Posted by Natalierose
Her walk and trot is perfect but when it comes to her lope it goes downhill...fast...she is western pleasure breed...anyways she holds the c shape but won't slow down
also her lope is very flat so how to pick up that shoulder and use her back legs more?!Thanks!!
This sounds like to me she might be throwing that shoulder out too much and just getting very sloppy. Keeping that "C shape" is a fine line. She needs to keep herself upright in that shoulder instead of just dropping it to the outside.
The C shape is from them picking up that inside shoulder as well as driving with the hip.
I agree with what's been said about being heavy on the forehand and needing a professional to step in and help out a bit.