I have a 6 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding (Spirit) and I was wondering what I wanted to teach him when he was ready. I started thinking about Sliding Stops and Flying Lead changes and Spinning (like reiners do).
Do you think, that I could teach him that (I mean, with the right training, trainer, and stuff like that). I'm not looking at professional level stuff, just is he able to do it with his build and his gaits and stuff???
I don't have in a Walking Horse bit, I have him in an Eggbutt Snaffle, so he no longer flat walks, running walks, and trots, he paces now (I wanted that, he's like a normal horse only with a much smoother 'trot')
Another question for like trainers and dressage people and people that know a lot more than me . . . I've heard that the flying lead changes (where they change lead every stride) is extremely hard to master (DUH) and that only a select number of like elite horses can do that. Now I wouldn't want him to do that for the entire length of the arena or even half, I was just wondering if HE COULD possibly (with the right training and in time) be able to do flying lead changes kinda like that (maybe for like 4 strides or whatever)???
Of course all the training takes time and training and dedication and consistancy and whatnot, I'm just trying to see if he could possibly be able to do that at some point in his life.
Heres a pic :
This was the beginning of summer but it's good for like looking and his conformation and stuff if you need too
Small Spirit Conformation.jpg