Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Regardless of how "excited" the horse, he should be able to relax his back and work up and under himself long and low. That rider was not riding him long and low, he was riding him as an "upper level" horse, with a high neck and head set.
Doesn't matter how excited they are.
You said yourself that he has tension... yes.. that's tension from being ridden so high through the head and neck. Ridden with a looser lower headset, he would be able to stretch through his back. Don't care if it's a stallion, gelding or mare.
I did not comment about the free movement videos, but rather just about the riding video, and I stand by my statement. The headset for that age of horse is incorrect to me, being a more "classical" rider, if you will.
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