Originally Posted by Rissa
How in the world is that aginst him!? Hahah, I for one would like to see TWH's big again. I don't know why TWH's have gotten so darn small. In my state it's near impossible to find a TWH that's taller than 14.2.
I miss the old style TWH's
How are you having him shod, if he's shod? I personally (no debate please) wouldn't and don't ride two year olds. Regardless of the breed. I'd say as he matures and learns himself and how to carry a ride he'll improve.
How long has he been under saddle?
LoL, I have one who's taller than 14.2...but then she was shipped over from Kentucky. You could be on to something, Rissa.
I love the big, old-style walkers as well. I get my "Voice" magazine every month and am amazed at how small some of those poor horses seem under their riders - and maintaining a running walk, at that.
Walker Owner, my horse just turned 3 and is extremely clumsy. I have actually quit riding her and we are just working on her ground manners, because every time I got her into the running walk, she would stumble at first. I just don't think she's quite ready...she came to me "broke" in January, but she's just such a baby, physically and mentally. Sweet as can be, but still very timid and having that gangly, leggy look.
But I think Walkers in general can tend to be late bloomers, slow to develop, etc. I have noticed that Annie still seems to be "finding her gait." Sometimes it's smooth as silk, and sometimes when I was riding her I would wonder what the heck she was doing to be so bumpy.
I wouldn't worry, and congratulations on having such a big ole' walker!
I agree with everyone else, I would LOVE to see pictures.