Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
In the American Saddlebred shows that I used to do, at the end of the class, we would bring the horses to the center of the ring, back them up a couple of steps, then have them park out for judging. When I asked the trainer that I was working with why it was so important that they "park-out", he told me that it made it harder for them to take off when mounting. As far as parking out after the ride, he said that it showed that the horse had discipline? Which I still don't understand, but whatever floats their boat.