Originally Posted by sunners
Truly, he's built so far down hill. Maybe he's bum high and will start to grow up in his front end? I know its your discipline to ride "long and low". But he's not working off his hind end in the show photo. Its just not correct. But I watched a bit of the video and it seems that all riders in your eq classes have their horses moving that way.
The last photo of the bareback is lovely though, he's elevated through the front end.
Hes built down hill at the moment because he is going through another growth spurt :) He is young and a big boy, he is already 16hh and has gone through these out of kilter spurts numerous times now and leveled out.
Yes, long and low is the discipline and he wins it lol.im not sure how one photo can tell you that he is definitely not working off his hind end.
If you go throught all of the pasture photos of him cantering and the abrebcak ones he is naturally a very uphill, lifted mover.
Justdressageit-Thanks, I beleive the knee is caused by shadows because in the other photos I took that day he is fine , he wasnt lame, and it isnt swollen now. Maybe he did bump it. IDK lol.