Yes, that is CWO and yes he had a small package on to be eligible to enter the class. He did all kinds of gaits in there, a little walking, trotting, some fox trotting. He is very naturally gaited.
His rider in that picture, Nataliegh, is a good friend of mine. But her dad, Nate Jackson, is a blooming hypocrite. The whole deal over padded TWH's is totally misunderstood. It's not what the media says. Not ALL of the performance horses are sores, or hurting at all, in any way, shape, or form.
Tennessee Walking Horses
The "Glide Ride"