Haha that's a good one as well, does she make you do it all paces? I think I'd be getting off every second stride, but it would work eventually
Yep. Sucked for me because the gelding I had for the first half of practice (we switch horses halfway through) had no desire to go faster than a walk, so I was constantly squeezing him, which caused me to drop my spurs. He was also around 16hh or so tall so hiking up that far was not a good time. Coach laughed at me because I got off, I believe, 10 times in 25 minutes until we switched and the little mare I then had stayed trotting and it was much smoother, causing me to only drop them once in the next half hour.
ETA: I only had to walk and jog because I only show for this team at a W/T level due to the rules dictating your experience is based on lessons taken. The higher level people who lope did have to lope.