I'm really not a western rider anymore, but Vinnie still needs a job. I am thinking about getting this boy into some dressage training, and if he proves he can jump well, we may even look into eventing. Please tell me what you think, and very honestly.. I want to know if it is worth putting effort into this.
He is a 9 y/o arab... 14.3hh :P He is very short-made... short back, short neck. He has a great heart and really tries for me, but I understand that sometimes that is just not enough when there are confo limitations. The pictures I am about to post are a few months old... he has since slimmed up and gotten some good muscling from working in an outline and being excersized in general ;)
(ignore open hands, ew. I've since kicked that habit)
(as a youngster w/ western trainer)
These two are from when I first got him, he was FAT. But I don't have any other confo-ish shots:
Anddd here is the best video thing I have of his movement, but it's it is western so he's not really tracking up or anything. It's very early in his training as well, when I first started with him, so it's pretty messy. </excuse> (starts at about :12, and ends at about :47)
Please tell me if the cheese has slid off my cracker