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    02-13-2013, 01:47 AM

Hi...all the western people out there I am looking at this horse to do local paint shows and wanted to kow what you thought of his movement? Thanks!

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    02-13-2013, 02:16 AM
Well, if you could buy that horse and start riding it right, I'd say he's a lovely boy (it's a gelding, right?).

I think the horse himself is built very nicely and seems to have a lot of "try" in him. But, he is being ridden into troping and slogging (jogging with absolutely NO suspension)
His lope is a four beat lope. There is no suspension. His head is too low, and he's hardly reaching under himself at all. However, I can see that he still has some flexibility in his haunches, so I think he's very much capable of moving out better than I see there.

At the trot, he isn't quite trotting , or even jogging. It should be both legs moving in parallels, but his are not moving in perfect pairs; the hind goes a split second before the front, as a hrose does when he's walking. So, it isn't a jog, it's "wog". Do that long enough and it becomes a "slog" , with dragging feet, a stiff back and you kill all the energy and life in the horse .

So, buy him and ride him right, cuase he's cute as a bug!

Oh, maybe I am being overly harsh . He isn't four beat loping the whole time.
As you can tell, I am not a fan of the very slow gaits of WP.
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    02-13-2013, 03:10 AM
Hes a handsome fellow, his head set is a bit low and its kind of like he's stuck between gears. Although, either of those things can be corrected in time, he's a nice prospect.
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    02-13-2013, 04:01 AM
He four beat sometimes but he isn't canted to the outside so it's very fixable. His head low because that is where his rider is putting it. Nice horse, I would say he is worth a look.
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    02-13-2013, 10:49 AM
Thanks you guys! I knew he needed a little work...but he has potential I think they are pushing him alittle too much and I could fix that with counter cantering and just rounding him up to bring him back under himself because he has the potential to be really good...they just have ridden him alittle too hard for a 3 year old is my perspective.
    04-23-2014, 08:54 PM
If he is three he has a great foundation to build on. Though you really need to get after him about four-beating at the lope and jog. He has a lot of potential if you get his poll up a little and get all his gaits to be true gaits.
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    04-23-2014, 09:16 PM
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