5 yr old appendix gelding ** critique please

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

5 yr old appendix gelding ** critique please

This is a discussion on 5 yr old appendix gelding ** critique please within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-23-2012, 06:59 PM
    5 yr old appendix gelding ** critique please

    I am working hard on making this guy an all around mount for 4h/novice aqha. We've still got a long way to go, but we've made some major improvments! Please tell me how he looks, I want to do AQHA for english this year in youth and novice. I can slow down/speed him up any if needed, that's easy haha.
    I've been working hard on his western lately because he's a 16.3 hand horse and its hard to get him to use those muscles in his hind when he's so heavy on the front.
    Sponsored Links
        04-26-2012, 05:27 AM
    I know nothing about AQHA nor about western but I do know English pretty well.

    So I'm going to give you a check list for English.

    He needs to be much more forward moving especially in that hind.. those hind legs need to reach underneath him. Reins should be shorter so you are connected and he can feel your seat and rein half halts. Depending on the style, your seat and stirrup length will vary. I'm starting Dressage so I deal more with deep seat riding and longer stirrups.

    Incorporating half halts would re-balance him and start getting him more on his hind end when paired with transitions, figures (figure eights, circles, serpentines, spiraling in and then out, etc.)

    He looks like a fun ride :) Best of luck in your classes!
        04-28-2012, 08:51 AM
    You have 2 completely different responses now!

    I may sound totally ignorant right now, but when I have watched world champion AQHA English classes it looked like it was a western horse with English tack on. (That was NOT an insult or mean.. I wish my horse could do what you guys do). Please excuse my wording for this I have no idea what the proper terms are. The only thing I see is that the lope needs to less “Broken” ( that’s one of those terms ) and more flowing. Your horse looks very heavy when he land on this inside leg. But I think you know that! Other than that I don’t see any big changes. An AQHA show is still for quarter horses and still wants that essence of how a QH goes. I think you guys look great!

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Please Critique My Appendix Gelding legyield768 Horse Conformation Critique 1 04-05-2012 05:01 PM
    Appendix Gelding for sale in Salmon Arm B.C. Synthia Horses for Sale 0 11-28-2011 07:08 PM
    10 y/o Chesnut Appendix Gelding 4sale IN FLORIDA touchofsleep Horses for Sale 0 05-12-2011 01:21 AM
    Sick of me yet? :) 12 yo. Appendix QH gelding missy06 Horse Riding Critique 11 09-20-2008 11:35 PM
    Critique Please [Appendix Gelding] devinn Horse Riding Critique 6 07-14-2007 10:14 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0