Videos are a bit long to watch all the way through, but I'll do my best to answer!
Seems slightly behind the vertical? Isn't the vertical from the forehead to the ground?
I see his hind hooves suspend in the air and point down. But it seems they do the same action throughout no matter what the front is doing. To me it looks like the horse isn't relaxed. He also seems to be off on the front. Like he is trying hard to pull himself forward at the walk.
can't see a lot wrong going on there, his hind leg action seems to be standard for a GP dressage horse ...
I freeze framed this at 1:20. From what I have read that is on the vertical? Right? His hind legs when lifted point straight down (like a ballerinas). But they still don't have as much action as the front leg. In the extended trot the hind legs are not as reachy as the front legs. I froze it at 2:13 and 2:21, would that be considered behind the vertical? On the traverse at about 2:34 his front legs are suspended but his hind aren't. At the walk doesn't the rider normally release the horse a bit? She seems like she is tugging to hold him in the walk.
if the horse's nose is at this /
sort of angle then he's behind the vertical, this |
is a more correct position,
is totally wrong LOL
The way the horse's legs move rather depends on the horse, some horses are very light in front and have an extravagant movement (high stepping) others not so much - there are very few horses which have extravagant movement behind and
in front so there will be a difference in the height the horse's front and back feet go...
Giving the horse his head in walk depends on whether or not the movement [in the test] requires the rider to give the horse a free rein or not.
I don't know this horse's name
The extended trot is good? I see a lot of hind leg action. You can actually tell the changes when you watch his hind legs. I couldn't really tell about the vertical because the camera angle is from slightly above.
the horse's name is Warum Nicht, yes his extended trot is very good, and he seems to be on the vertical most of the time ...