02-13-2013, 01:16 AM
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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.