I recently got a horse, and I know he knows how to lope but it’s been a while for him and I’m not sure I’m asking correctly. Any suggestions??
Re: #5, if you sit for 3 strides, it makes it more likely to get the correct lead. Just fyi. That's assuming you're posting on the correct diagonal (outside front)Are you asking what are common cues for the lope? If so, here are some examples. Not everyone does it the same way.
1. Kissing sound
2. Clucking sound
3. One rein slightly lifted, and the opposite leg a little behind the leg; squeeze with legs. The rein you have lifted indicates which lead you want the horse to pick up.
4. Just squeezing your legs when you're already at a trot.
5. If you're already at the trot, and if you are posting, then sit for a couple of strides and then ask for the canter.