I don't understand the need to "animate" a gait? A horse is supposed to be judged by its natural ability. If you have to use weights and pads and chemicals then it is not natural. There is abuse in every breed show. Like the chemicals under arabs' tails. and weren't they cutting nerves in AQHA and tying western pleasure horses heads up for long periods of time? If the judging was better then trainers would not try to get to this. If those unnatural horses were the last in the class every single time and a natural horse got first and the money, then trainers would strive towards the natural. They just want to win and care only for money! those horses are pacing though. they do not look like they are performing a four beat gait? Those people in the video sicken me. I wish I could beat those people with a whip when they can hardly stand. so sad. they are such kind sweet animals. I don't understand why people do this. Of all the living things, humans are the cruelest.
my best friend is my arabian. People always tell me that he's the calmest horse they've ever seen. i tell them he's an arabian. and they are surprised :)