Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
From a 4-h perspective: the showmanship part actually doesn't bother me, as it shows a horse who is willing, and with frequent (daily) practice would do quite well. I think the riding portion shows a horse who would do well in riding for 4-h, though not place at the top. He tosses his head in the canter transition, and I believe you only showed trot to canter, not walk to canter, which is very important. Also, if you were asked in a class to pivot under saddle, you would be marked down for having to open your hands so wide to get the pivot. All in all, a nice horse with a lot of potential in the 4-h arena.