Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
Right off the bat, the easiest way to see talent is the head nod. How much of a head nod, does the owner have difficulty in keeping it? Is the horse consistently nodding? If not holding it consistently, do you feel that you can deal with that? No head nod-no flat walk. Also listen for those 4 equal beats.
With a racker, you want 4 equal beats without a head nod but keeping those 4 equally spaced beats at more speed. Watch for how much trouble the rider has in keeping it consistently.
This is a simple observation, but these observations will weed out most of the horses that you don't want.