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    08-14-2007, 09:17 PM
Great post btw!
I ride my 3 year old geldig in a d ring snaffle. I'm training him at the moment, but he constantly has his head lowered like this:
*not my horse, internet pic.
but unlike this horse Rain puts his head even lower, I guess you could say he hold it to wear his neck and back form a straight line, excusing his withers.
I always wondered if this is caused by the way his neck attatches to his body or if it means he is plain lazy.
I plan on doing dressage, and his neck thing makes for a great flat walk, but it is very bad for the other movements.
Please someone tell me what's going on with my baby boy.

HA I found a pic of him:
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    08-26-2007, 03:02 AM

Qh always hang their heads down low that's what they do
    08-26-2007, 10:48 AM
Some horses really have a natural low heaset. This is desireable in some western pleasure circles. It is not necessarily bad unless the horse appears to be uncomfortable or in pain. It is a sign of a "broke" horse, or gentle horse typically!
    08-26-2007, 06:44 PM
If its a western trail chances are he's been trained to hold his head that way just as we train dressage horse to bend at the poll
    08-27-2007, 04:13 PM

In western, its called collection, meaning the same as frame in english. If you can get good collection, it is wonderful. It means the horse is relaxed, and giving to the resistance at all.

This comes natural with some gaited horses, as in the paso fino, they are not trained to collect nor or they trained in their gait.

I think it looks really cool! Good luck with your new find.
    10-03-2007, 09:21 PM

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