So I have tried all my normal resources and they're not really working so I thought that I would ask you guys.
What are some ways to get your horse into a controlled lope. Up until about a few weeks ago, Diesel had a very nice, controlled, forward lope. All of the sudden when I ask him to lope, he trots really fast for about 5 strides and then goes into a hollowed out speedy canter.
I have worked on spiraling circles, serpantines (He likes to speed up on the straight part of them) Figure eights, etc.