Introduction to Ranch Riding: Working the Extended Lope A rider who is new to the ranch riding learns how to properly ask her horse to extend the lope for a ranch riding class. By H&R Editors | March 16, 2020 | 1 minute read When Bud Lyon works with a rider, he likes to make sure they’re comfortable going all speeds in the ranch riding. Here he breaks down the extended lope and how a rider should ask for the speed transition in the class. To watch click here. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!