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post #11 of 19 Old 08-25-2011, 06:41 PM
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probably cause no one can see the video...
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post #12 of 19 Old 08-25-2011, 06:59 PM
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I rode with a girl that had a foxtrotter and your horse doesn't look like the foxtrot her gelding did. I mean that boy would move and you barely saw any body move out of her. It took her a while to get him to do it but most had to do with flex and give. Somehow you need to work on getting the head tucked a bit at the poll. Everytime you take off the head pops up along with your hands. This girl always lowered her hands and pulled pack slightly while pushing forward with her knees. It's so hard to explain rather than show. But I think once you get the head tucked a bit the front will quit hopping up quite so much and smooth out what looks to be a pretty bumpy ride.

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post #13 of 19 Old 08-25-2011, 07:09 PM
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I would if I knew anything about them. LOL The young one is adorable is about all I can add. ; )


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post #14 of 19 Old 08-26-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank guys for those who were able to see the videos and remark on them (and to everyone else just for putting up with me!).

I will try collecting her up a tad next time I ride and see what that does. I really don't know how well she will break at the poll. She normally travels with her nose out, but we'll see.
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post #15 of 19 Old 08-26-2011, 10:06 PM
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You need quicktime to view the video.
I can view it just fine.
I don't know anything about gaited horses, but wanted to inform people on how to view the video :)
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post #16 of 19 Old 08-27-2011, 02:57 PM
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Many people are not going to want to download the video to watch it. If you upload it to youtube or to a photobucket account it can be viewed online. Photobucket accounts are free and you can always delete from there once you are done with it. Wish I could see it too. Some of those "professional?" riders look ill.. The bouncy ones are not fox trotting...

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post #18 of 19 Old 09-16-2011, 02:22 PM
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I do see some foot falls that could be the same sequence as a fox trot - front foot landing right before the hind, but then at other points he looks like he is doing a regular trot. Not all fox trotters are as smooth as others but I was just talking with a fox trotter breeder and they said if you get them collected then the real fox trot can come out. Maybe work on collection and then see how he goes?

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post #19 of 19 Old 09-17-2011, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

Yes, I decided we need to work on collection a bit. After all, she is still a horse (not just a gaited horse) and I know collecting the trot really smooths out my Mustang, so it should help the Fox Trotter too.
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