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        12-17-2009, 11:13 AM
    I agree with sorrelhorse. They are the same thing. If you don't think so, tell me how it is not the same thing because I would really like to know.
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        12-17-2009, 11:34 AM
    Okay guys, lets get back on point here.

    To the OP, I think it would probably really help if you were able to get a video of it so that we could see exactly what the horse is doing at the lope. Just from the sound of your description, I am seeing several possibilities in my mind of what it could be.
        12-19-2009, 02:55 PM
    K I will get one tomorrow thanks for keeping the thread on track
        12-19-2009, 04:10 PM
    Ok im following this thred beacuse im also trying to slow my horse down a little. In the round pen he's slow and collected but we get out and he gos faster.....and now im moveing him tomorrow where I have a big indoor and a bigger round pen what shoud I do to slower him in the big arena???? Circles? Diff. Gates w/t/c/ then w/t/c ????
        12-19-2009, 04:16 PM
    This is just a short video in the round pen a DAY after I got him. He dose great in there?? Just to give ya an idea on how he is!!

        12-19-2009, 05:07 PM
    It might help if you collect him and use your legs to keep him moving. Do you have a bridle?
        12-19-2009, 05:24 PM
    Most people underestimate the power of a few million circles at a lope. It will slow a horse down, level them out, and teach them cadence. I personally prefer doing my circles in a larger area like a large arena or pasture where the horse has to follow your cues instead of just following the fence. Teaching a horse to circle under saddle doesn't happen overnight and it will take time and patience on the riders side. The circles will be uneven and there are certain sides that they will be faster or slower on. Just keep at it and it will help with almost anything.
        12-19-2009, 05:35 PM
    Those circles are a good idea
        12-19-2009, 07:24 PM
    For slowing down, I suggest taking a few strides at the lope and then immediately breaking to the trot. This gets the horse thinking about trotting as soon as you lope. I learned this from several differant trainers, and then just recently on the Julie Goodnight show <3
        12-30-2009, 01:06 AM
    Circle, circle, circle! And a TON of counter cantering to help strengthen and balance him. At least, that's how I got my boy to stop doing that. It's very annoying, isn't it?

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