I figured as such. Natural TWH competitions aren't bad at all (and aren't well known either). These "Big Lick" competitions aren't my cup of tea. That being said, people that have rode the "big lick" will often say it isn't very comfortable and TWH are generally a comfortable ride. So take it as you'd like. I rode a 5 gaited saddlebred who use to compete and it was horrible to ride, you have to post. Gaited to me isn't suppose to mean back jarring. But again, that is just an opinion. :)
My first horse was an ex big lick he was your typical sored padded horse from age 2 until I got him at the age of 13 needless to say he was pretty messed up when you could ride him it was an awful ride he had 3 good years before I had to send him across the rainbow bridge he was in so much pain I had too. One of the worst days of my life.
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