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  • Big lick do horse naturally go this way

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    04-25-2012, 06:17 PM
  #11
Weanling
I agree, nucks! I like saddle seat when they're flat shod and moving naturally... Big Lick takes it WAY too far and they're treated awfully. Unfortunately, you'll find deplorable practices in any discipline.
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    04-25-2012, 07:24 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by arrowsaway    
Unfortunately, you'll find deplorable practices in any discipline.


Ain't that the truth! :(
     
    04-25-2012, 08:12 PM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by arrowsaway    
I agree, nucks! I like saddle seat when they're flat shod and moving naturally... Big Lick takes it WAY too far and they're treated awfully. Unfortunately, you'll find deplorable practices in any discipline.

Did you watch the video? Not all big lick horses are treated "wrong." Go back and watch it. I don't like big lick either but not because its hurting them I don't like it because it is unnatural.
     
    04-25-2012, 11:13 PM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by Wallee    
Did you watch the video? Not all big lick horses are treated "wrong." Go back and watch it. I don't like big lick either but not because its hurting them I don't like it because it is unnatural.

I watched the video. And I agree that not all big lick TWH are treated wrong. But many are. Same with any discipline really....dressage and rollkur, WP and tying... I also agree as to why you don't like big lick...it looks very unnatural to me..
     
    04-26-2012, 12:17 AM
  #15
Started
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Originally Posted by Wallee    
What A Horse excerpt - episode 911 - 03-12-2012 - YouTube


CHeck this out, not all walkers are treated bad. This guy here is treated with the upmost respect!
I am very impressed by that horse! I can't stand, let alone walk in high heels without making a fool out of myself. Never imagined that a horse could do it, guess I should practice more balance and coordination
     
    04-26-2012, 03:47 AM
  #16
Showing
Well I certainly learned a few things
     
    04-26-2012, 09:44 AM
  #17
Weanling
I am subed to the WhatAHorseShow on youtube and they are very informative about the walking horse industry. I really enjoy seeing how the show world can be done correctly. Check out more of their videos on youtube to learn even more. They even have trainers on their show for like 30 min segments teaching training methods that can be applied to any breed!
     
    04-26-2012, 09:57 AM
  #18
Ink
Weanling
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Originally Posted by TimWhit91    
Is that how all walkers move? I'm glad my paint doesn't walk like that...just looks so unnatural

Nope, there are varying degrees of movement for the walkers depending on how they're shod. Padded horses have the biggest movement, and for that type of shoeing the horse in the video was a very nice mover. There are at least two other types of shoeing (that I can't remember right now because it's been a good 6 years now since 4-h horse judging ). The flat shod horses move much less exaggerated, but it is still quite different from the way your average stock horse is going to travel.
     
    04-26-2012, 11:39 AM
  #19
Trained
I prefer using poles on the ground on caveletti which mimic objects found on the trail.
     
    04-26-2012, 04:50 PM
  #20
Weanling
Wallee, there is video floating around somewhere where veterinary medical professionals take x-rays of a big lick walking horse's foot. If you haven't seen it, you should.

I'm not saying they all sore their horses, but the enormous padded shoes are harmful enough. I'll take less flashy movement over an unsound animal any day.

As I stated before, walkers in their natural state of movement are just gorgeous... they don't need gadgets and questionable methods to make them beautiful.
Most Big Lick horses move like they have muscular disorders.
     

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