Originally Posted by gunslinger
Interesting watching the change from 1940 through modern day isn't it?
Thank you Gunslinger for posting these videos. Very interesting! The main difference I see is back in the 40's you could actually ride these horses outside a ring. I could see them going down the trail in elegance and style. Now the gait is so exaggerated they can only be ridden in a ring. How sad is that?
Those early horses were AWESOME!!! I don't know why we can't get back to that.
I keep thinking that if the TWH show community ever implodes, the breed should re-invent itself as the Rolls Royce of riding horses. If the good naturally gaited bloodlines still exist.
I know I would pee my pants for a really nice trail walking horse. I have a Fox Trotter now and she is awesome. To get something with a running walk would just be the pinnacle of trail horsedom for me.
I hate how the modern riders all ride hunched over and their horses move like they have hip displasia. Don't they know it looks really "wrong" to the rest of the world?