Hello! My goal for this show season is to make it to champ show (last hurrah for saddle clubs and such) I have never shown western pleasure before and just started training my 13 year old mare in it this past winter. Our only real problem is that she crow hops a little at the canter (but its almost gone so that's not really worrying me) what my real concern is that she doesnt seem to understand that once I face her up I want her to stay there, im getting really sick of facing over and over again because I know that wont fly in the show ring I have been doing a lot of figures and changes of direction which helps her slow down and focus but once we get back on the rail she speeds up again. (p.s. We think she was an ex-game horse so I don't know if that has anything to do with it) I was thinking about doing a lot of walk to jog to walk and stop-jog-stop transitions to slow her down on the straight ways would that help or just make it worse? Any tips are appreciated!
P.s. Her tack fits fine, her teeth are fine, and she's in a full cheek snaffle bit