I loped! It was very exciting. I had a long riding lesson on Monday and I am still so sore but it did not stop me from learning more. I learned how to stand up a bit and lean forward and boy did that make the difference. We were in the outside arena today and was on my own a little more so I basically was trying to do the things I was taught. I guess you call that practice. Anyway, I don't want to take away from my long post below, but just wanted you to know That I loped today while holding onto the reins (no horn today) and it was a blast!!!!