Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
As a person that is relatively inexperienced in WP:
Very active tail; I understand that's a bad thing in WP. Doesn't track up even when the rider is posting her trot. Seems like this horse has a lot of knee and hock action, which I understand is not desirable in a WP horse. Needs work on its lope, the lope is very choppy. Pointy croup. Needs more time with patterns; doesn't pivot behind.
Definitely eye-catching! I realize that WP is all about slow and comfort, but this horse is almost moving like it has navicular. Pretty close to a peanut-roller lope. In all honesty, my first thought with this video was "wow, that rider really seems to have to work hard on this horse!" which probably isn't completely true, but the rider is constantly doing something with her legs or hands, which makes the horse look hard to ride. In the third video, his right hind looks off. Horse is constantly behind the vertical.
Overall I like this horse better, but he needs some work.
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