Your thoughts on a saddleseat canter

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    05-31-2012, 06:47 PM
Your thoughts on a saddleseat canter


I am looking into getting a horse who is a morgan/saddlebred.I am posting link below could you please give me your thoughts on his canter I.e is he using his behind correctly etc.Experienced saddleseat trainers please give me your thoughts.Thank you

Yes I know the horse is low backed which is not a big deal for me.Thank you!
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    05-31-2012, 07:01 PM
What are you looking to do with him? This looks like a very good equation horse. I bet he is a very good ride, very kind, very maneuverable, very willing. All around good horse.

That is what I would call an equitation canter. Pokey, but very controlled, to better show off handling and seat, and also is not going to swing you out of your seat. It is almost like his feet are doing the movements while his back remains steady. His low back also suggests he is an equitation horse. A low backed horse is perfectly fine to ride. Just don't ride him into the ground, don't make him carry too much weight, and for my farm, driving over riding is the best way to keep him fit for show, as pulling will be easier for him. He'll be able to work longer an show longer. No endurance trail rides or hard riding five days out of the week.

Is this the particular horse you are wanting?
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    05-31-2012, 07:31 PM
Yes I need him for practice show riding as I am very timid.The owner says he is exactly like you described.he will be used probably 2 -3 x a week and I am only 110 lbs.Thank you very much !

Other opinions also appreciated.

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