Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
'troping' is the trot/lope disaster that some WP horses have and actually win with. The emphasis is on so slow that the impulsion is all lost. This is actually a lot faster and more in-frame than a lot of WP horses.
I think your horse looks uncomfortable, and would really consider sore in both front legs; he steps short on the right front several times in the video too. He's also behind the vertical. Loosen your reins and bump him up and see if you can get his impulsion up and get a proper gait out of him. Even if you show and need 'low and slow' the horse still needs work at an extended trot and true lope with suspension to maintain proper muscling and it helps the frame of mind, too. Take him out down the road and put him in a long trot and just go. Bump him up into a lope and pitch the reins and see if you can open him up a bit. It does wonders for their minds. His lope is all disjointed and goes from lope to trope and back again. Often that's an indicator of pain. I'd start with xrays of both front hooves and a full lameness workup just to rule out navicular and soreness and go from there. No sense punishing him by working on impulsion if he's hesitant because he hurts.