EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOPE
He was moving leisurely, keeping his horse at the cattle pony's lope.
The horse broke into a lope on the level stretch in answer to the spur.
The six blue figures were only fifty feet away, approaching him at a lope.
Without waiting for him to reply, she urged her horse into a lope.
The ponies were coming at the lope now, and not an instant was to be lost.
Without a word in reply the Elder turned his horse and started off at a lope.
They had scented danger, but it was too late for the foremost to turn and lope off.
He was taught not to trot, but to go directly from the walk to the "lope."
The great Lope, in 1630, acknowledged him as a poet and his friend.
It was not far off, and Deerfoot broke into a lope, his friends at his heels.
"to run with long strides," early 15c.; earlier "to leap, jump, spring" (c.1300), from Old Norse hlaupa "to run, leap," from Proto-Germanic *khlaupan (see leap (v.)). Related: Loped; loping. The noun meaning "a jump, a leap" is from late 14c.; sense of "long, bounding stride" is from 1809.