Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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If you did reining, then you would know that the counter canter is used a lot in reining training, used also to keep a horse from antisipating lead changes with a change of direction, as all lead changes in reining pattern occur at center
A working cowhorse class goes beyond tracking cows across a field. Have you taken a cow down the fence and circled him?
Trail rides come in all degrees also. Have you ridden on icy trails with sheer drop offs, using borium smeers, to ride to above the tree line on late BIg Horn sheep hunts
How about packing out an elk?
I'm not going tit for tac here, but there is more to western disciplines than what any dude can perform on a holiday at a dude ranch, and that includes the training of an upper end discipline western performance horse.
I freely admit my knowledge of dressage is limited, but don't feel it is a handicap to what I wish to do with a horse
If you can find a top western trainer, be it reining, HUS or western pl that does not agree on how I posted a western horse is set up for lead departures and flying changes, please let me know, otherwise , our conversation is over