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  • Horse moves like a hunter?
  • My horse isn't lame but a little short in her stride

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    08-05-2012, 04:00 PM
  #41
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
I get what you're saying in principle but at the same time, saying my horse moves like she's lame is beyond ridiculous to me.
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It's not ridiculous. Lose your rose-colored glasses and watch your video again. The short, choppy stride along with a bobbing neck and head is enough for a horse to be called lame at a breed show.

I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just pointing out what the judges would see in your horse.

Have fun at the open shows.
     
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    08-05-2012, 04:03 PM
  #42
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Your mare has a start,her speed & levelness is pretty close. She is lacking in the HUS movement.She needs to drive more from behind & get that lift/extension in her stride.She may never get that movement but you can improve on what is there.
I have my APHA mare in training now & she doesn't really look like your HUS horse she looks like more a WP horse. When you watch her move though she moves like a big horse,I see HUS She just has that loft in her stride.
Needless to say her first show in which she will be ridden under saddle is coming up.HUS will be her class for sure,we'll see how she is coming in WP probably not be ready for that yet.
     
    08-05-2012, 05:07 PM
  #43
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by spurstop    
It's not ridiculous. Lose your rose-colored glasses and watch your video again. The short, choppy stride along with a bobbing neck and head is enough for a horse to be called lame at a breed show.

I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just pointing out what the judges would see in your horse.

Have fun at the open shows.
I love when people follow up their mean comments with "I'm not trying to be mean"

Thanks for your helpful advice
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    08-05-2012, 05:13 PM
  #44
Weanling
If you actually wanted real advice, you'd listen to spurstop. She isn't being mean, she is telling you the reality. But you really just want to listen to the people that have little to no experience with the discipline, don't you?
     
    08-05-2012, 05:30 PM
  #45
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
Your mare has a start,her speed & levelness is pretty close. She is lacking in the HUS movement.She needs to drive more from behind & get that lift/extension in her stride.She may never get that movement but you can improve on what is there.
I have my APHA mare in training now & she doesn't really look like your HUS horse she looks like more a WP horse. When you watch her move though she moves like a big horse,I see HUS She just has that loft in her stride.
Needless to say her first show in which she will be ridden under saddle is coming up.HUS will be her class for sure,we'll see how she is coming in WP probably not be ready for that yet.
Thanks for the feedback and good luck with your upcoming class!
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    08-05-2012, 05:38 PM
  #46
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by GoAppendix    
If you actually wanted real advice, you'd listen to spurstop. She isn't being mean, she is telling you the reality. But you really just want to listen to the people that have little to no experience with the discipline, don't you?
What I am looking for is training advice… Not for someone to tell me that my mare does not have a chance in heck so don't waste your time.. Like I mentioned I'm not trying to win any championships here. If you for example were to ask me how you could train your horse more to be like if a dressage horse, I would give you some helpful training tips on how to train your horse to move more like a dressage horse, not tell you that your horse was not bred for it and therefore will never be able to compete in it even at the schooling level.

I guess I have always been of the opinion that constructive feedback is the best way to go and that at the low schooling levels most horses should be able to go in multiple disciplines and have fun doing it. Like I have said numerous times I am not trying to make my horse some kind of champion at the breed shows, I am just looking to try something new and wanted advice on how to best train for that.
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    08-05-2012, 05:48 PM
  #47
Weanling
The class you are asking about is judged on the horse's way of going and overall appearance. It matters. And you can't train it into one. They just have to have it.
     
    08-05-2012, 05:51 PM
  #48
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by GoAppendix    
The class you are asking about is judged on the horse's way of going and overall appearance. It matters. And you can't train it into one. They just have to have it.
Ok, thank you for your opinion and insight. What in your opinion would she be best suited for, just curious?
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    08-05-2012, 06:09 PM
  #49
Weanling
Something not judged on movement.
     
    08-05-2012, 06:35 PM
  #50
Green Broke
Examples?
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