Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
So HUS look sa lot like Western Pleasure as far as how the horses move
Head carriage is about the only thing that is the same.
In WP the horse should be slow legged and generally shorter strided, but in HUS you want a BIG, sweepy, slow legged gait that covers the ground. Because of the longer strides, it seems the horse is moving faster, but faster does not equal longer. The longer the stride, the more ground they cover, getting them from point a to point b quicker but the speed and rythm of the legs should not change.