So... I switched trainers about a month ago and we've been focusing alot on issues that I have on the ground I.e. Lunging and then doing general basic showmanship stuff. We've worked on the jog and a tiny bit on the lope.
Yesterday he told me I need to focus on english for a while. Says I've been doing the slow slow slow for too long and it's made it so Ri doesn't know how to move properly (Which I kind of knew and I've been trying to push him forward this whole summer) but this gave me confirmation.
He says we can go back to the lope, eventually but not until we know how to move forward... :(