Hello, I have a project in my string of horses, it's a WP mare who is 4 years old. She is one of the most busy minded horses I've ever met. She is not busy in the sense that she looks around, spooks, etc etc. She gets wayyyyyyyyy ahead of herself and as a result she gets very quick legged/choppy. She is very flat in the knee and deep in the hock. She just gets very "shuffle-y" and almost like a pogo stick (she could do KILLER lead changes). Very spring loaded. She can get very slow legged and calm, however it's for a stride or two then she scurries. What I've been doing is getting off of her back when she lopes. Almost completely or with every stride I'll stand up. Which seems to make a significant difference. Soon as I sit down she will go more forward, however she won't engage with her hind end more when she does go forward. I've done counter cantering, breaking down to the trot when she gets quick then loping off again, bending, counter bending, pull stops, etc etc. She will stay somewhat consistent when I do the breaking down to a trot, bending a little, then loping back off. But she quickens her stride and gets springy shortly after her departure. In regards to ger loping better when I get off her back, we are having a chiro come out to take a look at all the horses. Including her. We are going to investigate the "pain" factor. Which very well could be why she is so busy minded in the first place, is discomfort. I ride this mare in a fat twist snaffle. We are thinking about putting her over poles later on this week to see if that'll slow her down, give her something to think about. But like I said, her busy mind translates to her legs which is the problem. It's like a dang pogo stick. Any suggestions or ideas other than discomfort (as I said the chiro will be coming out soon)? Also her teeth were recently done and we are throwing around the idea of possible reproductive discomfort (cyst on an ovary or something).