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post #11 of 31 Old 09-12-2010, 05:07 PM
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Meh...i like the slow pokes. I'd much rather have a lazy horse give me a bit of speed than a speedy horse give me some lazy. To me, if a speedy horse is acting lazy...it usually means they are plotting!
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post #12 of 31 Old 09-12-2010, 05:34 PM
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I prefer happy medium!
I agree :P
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Speedy Beast all the way!
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Meh...i like the slow pokes. I'd much rather have a lazy horse give me a bit of speed than a speedy horse give me some lazy. To me, if a speedy horse is acting lazy...it usually means they are plotting!

Now this I agree with, especially the last part

I like a happy medium, one that will go slow if you want and get up and go if you want.

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Happy medium.
I've had too much expereience of horses that in the school are like a sack of potatoes, but out on a hack don't know the meaning of halt, and that trot doesn't mean canter lol.

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Speedy beast. I've found it is MUCH easier to get the speedy beast to slow their booty down than to make the lazy horse WANT to go.

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Speedy beast. I've found it is MUCH easier to get the speedy beast to slow their booty down than to make the lazy horse WANT to go.
Agreed. I like a horse with a good work ethic. That's the best way to describe what I like. One who knows a saddle means work, and will go all day if I need to.

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Happy medium is perfect, but I've had both before and dealt with it accordingly. They were all enjoyable rides.

I don't really care if they are slow or speedy as long as they've got a good attitude. I know a couple slow ones that get really freaking pissy if you start egging them on and will start bucking. I've also dealt with the speedy ones that start rearing/bucking when slowing them down.
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I like the happy medium as well. I don't want a horse jiggin all over the place because I wanna walk and he wants to go, but I don't want a horse that gives my legs more of a work out than 3 hrs on a stair stepper. I like it when they know when to go and know when to whoa.

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I train for a happy medium; light off the leg but responsive to my "downshift" cue.

If I had to pick an extreme to improve, though, it'd be the Speedy Beast. You can always channel that energy into something productive, and it's easier to get a good forward gait if you can get the SB to relax. A Lazy Plod doesn't have that starting energy, so I have to work to get to square one!

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