In response to Joe4d: It's not. That was one exceptionally great horse (and big too). There are examples in every breed of horses with great stamina. An that was a fairly rude post btw.
To USdivers: That is what I would do for training. I call it lots of wet saddle blankets not LSD (new horse term! yay!) but is is what walkers do best. And a head bob is a good thing! You can even put a jingle bell or two on the bridle to help the horse keep his own rhythm (if the judges wont dislike it) It makes such a pretty sound! And if you work with him you should be able to find his slow gait and fast gait. It is a matter of how collected the front end of the horse is. Each horse is different but a slow collected gait sounds like what you would want to use for when the vet checks his movements. It will be less crazy looking.
Last edited by Jsutton; 06-28-2012 at 09:17 AM.