Okay. Let me set this straight.
A lope is a canter and a canter is a lope.
They are the exact same thing, just as Chestnut and Sorrel or any other vocab that differs from english to western.
It is in fact the exact same thing. If you disagree, tell me a differance.
Let's not tell me "Lope is slower" because I can tell you any english trainer who tells me to "Slow the canter" better have their vocab checked, as with my western trainer who says to "Speed his lope" in my lessons.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.