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post #31 of 32 Old 12-18-2013, 08:29 AM
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i got no idea Malda. If I had to guess id say it has an effect on them. Its a constant motion, motion requires energy, exerting energy tires anything out........

Some head nod is a given in gaited horses. Its necessary. But after 10 miles on a trail an exagerated head nod will grate on me. I would personally walk away from a horse that has an exaggerated head nod. To me it proves nothing but a tiresome ride for myself.
I'm sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about the horse getting tired of the head nod, not the rider.
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post #32 of 32 Old 12-20-2013, 02:39 PM
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If you can afford a trip to the KY horse park, and know what you are looking for then there is the After christmas TWH sale. We have gone the last 3yrs and there are some REALLY good deals to be had.

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