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        10-08-2013, 10:03 PM
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    Critique my horse's movement, please!

    I know this is the riding critique section but I wasn't sure where else to put this. (You can critique the rider if you want, but it's not me, it's my trainer).

    The horse is mine. He's been in training for just under a year, but he had several months off due to injury.

    Obie trotting - YouTube

    I would like to do dressage with him. Not sure how far we'll go (it probably depends on my budget), but the main goal is to just have fun.
         
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        10-10-2013, 12:38 AM
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    Anyone?
         
        10-10-2013, 01:39 AM
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    Well, that trot is even enough. And the hrose is nice looking.
    The energy and impulsion are kind of low, and if you are transitioning from a Western Pleasure type riding, then you /your trainer might do better to ride him in rising trot, so you can encourage more forward movement from him.

    Is that enough without critiqueing the rider?
         
        10-10-2013, 03:14 AM
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    Weanling
    He needs to be ridden much, much more forward with his poll up and then I bet that trot will shine. He seems like a real sweetheart!
         
        10-10-2013, 04:56 PM
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    Thanks for the input. A lot of people have between advising to ride more forward. I will definitely be doing a rising trot when I ride him, as I'm a lot better at that rather than the sitting trot.
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        10-16-2013, 09:40 PM
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    Trained
    As above, there is zero impulsion - feet dragging would make even Valegro appear to move badly.
    Choof him up a bit, then put another video up. He's ok, he seems to move like a cow horse though, very economical flat to the ground. No reason why he couldn't do a bit of Dressage with you though don't expect huge things.
         
        10-16-2013, 10:23 PM
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    Showing
    He trots so flatly, he'd be a lot freer moving if the trot were rising (at this stage) and he was ridden more forward.
         
        10-17-2013, 12:10 AM
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    He's out of commission for a few weeks because he has a cold, but I'll get more videos once he's back in action.

    Thanks for the input.
         
        10-17-2013, 01:04 PM
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    Yearling
    He looks willing enough to stretch down into the bit (although the way the rider is riding there is really only so much stretching he can do) He also seems to be searching for the correct answer and that's always a plus when training to do something new. Much better than fighting it the whole way.

    Even though he needs a lot more impulsion and seems to be dragging, I do like the action he has through his hocks and hind- I feel like if you ask him for the right thing he could surprise you with how much he can give.

    Hope he gets well soon!
         
        10-17-2013, 06:45 PM
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    Yes the thing I really love about him is how willing he is to work. I usually get in his way, but as soon as I relax he's right there stretching for contact.

    We have him on a bit more of a tight rein because he tends to be spooky. He's learning to relax and trust his rider.

    Thanks!
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