Lope Overs with MoT

By Vicky Rooke

Lope Overs with MoT

With a bit of practise and a few handy tips, lope overs aren’t as intimidating as they may seem. At a three-day UK trail clinic held at Sovereign Quarter Horses, Tim Kimura, the Man of Trail (MoT), gave participants and spectators guidance on how to successfully navigate this obstacle.


First work on getting a collected, controlled lope. If your horse is strung out, rushing or not easily guided, clearing the poles will be harder. Work on the basics first.

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