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Now this is a WALKING HORSE
Im so tired of seeing people hate on big lick walkers and then turn around and brag that their mare or gelding comes from so and so WGC..Umm hello people those are the big licks you hate so much so stop bragging that your horse comes from them.Maybe one day I will have a horse with no big licks on the papers and everything bred into him will be natural. This is the type of stallion we should be bragging about and seeking out for our mares.Not the big names of the big lick world but the awesome flat shods with natural talent.My gelding is papered up to no end..Has lots of BIG names but I dont care to brag about who they are. It seems every walking hosre person I come across introduces their horse to me starting with he big lick big names on the pepers and then starts up the anti soaring anti padded conversation and the audacity of the people who do it..Im sorry but you are feeding the fire by bragging.
Anyway off my soap box and wanted to share this fellow with yall.I think he is awesome
Excalibur's Dark Knight - YouTube
I know absolutely nothing about gaited horses. Is that head bob normal for that gait?
Big Lick horses are made to move that way. It's unnatural but the conformation and the movement was there before they were created to move that way. I understand that you wouldn't want to associate yourself with the cruelty that came from that type of showing but the horse itself might be something to be proud of.
The vet says my mare has excellent conformation (I don't have any papers on her). She's the kindest most gentle thing. I think she was cowboy broke because she was really nervous around us and sudden movements had her ready to run, although she is very respectful. It took about a year to gain her trust... Now she's a spoiled little diva!
I had a walking horse gelding that was so sweet and kind and gentle. He was supposedly out of some really big name and was born into a show barn. I remember that he was so timid around men yet he would NEVER misbehave. It was like he was terrified but he was too big a man to show it and way too smart to put himself in a position where he might get beat. He was a wonderful horse. He's buried out back...
I call a walker "natural" when they aint shod at all-- i guess that dont draw a crowd. Lol.
im not against "big lick walkers" but i disagree with the soring.
i am also sick of the "hating" on twh horses-- when you say you have a walker people automatically think "big lick "soring" etcetera.
with that being said-- im also sick of people "hating" on Arabians-- they are stereotyped as "crazy" "psycho" and thats just not true at all. same as the OTTB.
either way-- in the horse world there will always be ignorance. Lol.
Op I like the video of your horse in your "one year since" thread much better than this head bobbing horse.
Well thank you. I do however love a good nod like this guy. I wish mine was timed up like his.
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This horse must be young - he is learning his gait and hasn't yet settled in enough to reach that 12 mph running walk that most people love to ride - but I think it is only a matter of a few months and he'll have it down. You are right, it is all natural without heavy keg shoes or pads. That is a horse I'd have in my pasture in a heart beat. Look how they've got him going in a plain O ring? Most gaited horses don't perform best in a plain snaffle - this guy is 'what you see is what you get' all natural. Most gaited horses if trimmed to their conformation (that means toes are regular and not long), taken out of their curb bits and put an a plain snaffle fall apart here and there and show their true colors. I see exactly what you mean - this guy has the genetics. I'd pay money for him! :D
Yep. My mom and grandpa showed back in the 70 s and always looked for pacey walkers to put the pads on. Natural walkers were for trail riding only. Kids horses
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