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post #1 of 8 Old 10-04-2009, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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How do you tell if a horse is flashy or not?

I didnt really know where to put this thread. But I always hear things like "oh this horse is very fancy in movement" or "this is a flashy horse" ect.
What does that mean? What makes movement fancy or not?
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-04-2009, 03:34 PM
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the overall cleaness of it....does it take an extra few seconds to perform a flying change? Does it need to be restarted? Does it look effortless?
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What about when someone is looking at a young horse and the horse just has fancy movement? Not necessarily trained
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if they're high-stepping horses, the overall appearance of them, if they have a low stifle so the horse can have a longer stride....
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When people call a horse flashy they usually mean that there's something eye catching about them, like a lot of white markings or bold paint patterns. Some people will call a horse with big movement (like a gaited horse) flashy in the way they move.
When people call a horse fancy they usually mean that it has the correct movement that's desired for a particular discipline. For example, if someone said their hunter was a fancy mover the horse would move in a long low floaty stride with very little knee/hock movement. But a fancy hunter wouldn't necessarily be considered a fancy dressage prospect or western pleasure horse.
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Thankyou for the clarification!
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-05-2009, 08:04 PM
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Agree with upnover, that's a good explanation.
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When people call a horse flashy they usually mean that there's something eye catching about them, like a lot of white markings or bold paint patterns. Some people will call a horse with big movement (like a gaited horse) flashy in the way they move.
When people call a horse fancy they usually mean that it has the correct movement that's desired for a particular discipline. For example, if someone said their hunter was a fancy mover the horse would move in a long low floaty stride with very little knee/hock movement. But a fancy hunter wouldn't necessarily be considered a fancy dressage prospect or western pleasure horse.
well said!
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