So tomorrow's the big day :) I'm super excited to see these horses. We're going to see Lilly first, than Go. I'm also excited because it'll be dark so we get to ride with the lights hehe. I have never done that before so it's new to me haha!
We're going to be taking lots of videos so we can compare afterwards. Posted via Mobile Device
Personally, I don't like either horse for you, especially not Go after watching the video. I agree she appears to be forced in all ways under saddle. A good soft person to help teach/re-train her might be good but that doesn't seem like what you're in the market for. Lilly... I just don't like her. *shrug*
Soo I ended up going down yesterday, got there late so I got to ride with the lights :p I definitely took a liking to Go rather than Lilly.
Lilly's trot is odd. It was hard to post to, and the girl's saddle tipped me forward...plus new tall boots=disaster. So my feet were constantly going through the stirrups and I was very uncomfortable.
Next week when I go down again, I'll definitely be using my paddock boots and half chaps. Oh and I meant to bring my saddle but left the barn without it.... D:<
Because she's still a little green from the track, she didn't really understand the canter. She would gallop the first 2 strides, then go into this nice canter, it would pop me up. So not liking that...the girl said they're building a new ring with jumps in it so I can jump her next time. The ring also had big puddles, so I had about 1/2 a ring to work with...and the puddles were scatter T_T
I'm pretty much in love with Go haha. I learned that video doesn't do any justice. I didn't try to put her in any kind of headset, and she moved so well. (She took videos of me riding both mares) I popped her over a 1' crossrail and I like her jump. She wasn't trying to she just kinda cantered over it, so I couldn't judge her knees. Go is more forward with her canter, and has a very comfortable trot. She is the kind of horse I can learn a lot and I feel she would be very good for me. At the end I did try to just set her up, and she just dropped her head in a nice headset, not that weird tucked one.
I might upload the videos on Youtube, but I'm not sure. The videos with Lilly are way too dark, and with Go, I don't look that good....curse you new tall boots!!! Posted via Mobile Device
I personally am not a fan of lilly's "look", I don't have any good reason behind that if you like Go, then Go for it (hahaha). And nobody will judge you on your riding or how you look, its the horse we're interested in
I thought Go was a little choppy in the front, like some others did, but part of that could be because the rider had her hands a little low and far back, and the contact was not elastic enough. I have a tendency to do this in my own riding, and if I don't check myself, my mare ends up getting choppy and out of sorts too.