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    08-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Draft Horse In WP

So I want to show her in WP class just for the fun of it. In my area, Im the only African American who rides in the area, esp drafts, Im like super minority here in Northeast Ohio as far as Equine activities go. Anyway.. So for the fun and shock factor I want to show in WP. What tips can you all give me.
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    08-09-2012, 11:31 AM
I don't know much about western pleasure. But to me your horse is gorgeous! I know you would need to stop riding english lol (reins ) saddle looks a little small for you.
Oh and welcome to the forum!

    08-09-2012, 11:32 AM
Welcome to the fourm very nice horse Annie
    08-09-2012, 11:56 AM
Originally Posted by TimberRidgeRanch    
I don't know much about western pleasure. But to me your horse is gorgeous! I know you would need to stop riding english lol (reins ) saddle looks a little small for you.
Oh and welcome to the forum!

She doesnt neck rein so is that an automatic no for WP class
    08-09-2012, 12:18 PM
Western people can help you out more then I, but I know that that there are hackamore and snaffle bit classes where 2 handing is allowed and if you use a hackamore in WP you can 2 hand. However, there might be a rule on age of horse. Not sure. All I know is that I ahve seen 2-hand reinging in WP classes. Hope someone can give you some info that works so you can show.

I live in SW Michigan, so not too far from you and I totally here ya on the lack of diversity in the riding world. They totally butcher my daughter's last name (we are Hispanic) in the ring, lol. I think you look really great riding and though I already said it before, she is a beauty!
    08-09-2012, 12:24 PM
You ride 2 handed in a snaffle...but WP is all about relaxed horse on loose rein looking pleasurable to ride. Your horse is gorgeous by the way
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    08-09-2012, 02:46 PM
If your horse is over five years old, you must use a curb bit with one hand, which means you can't direct rein.
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    08-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Green Broke
Try to find a walk trot class for adults to start. A local fun show would be a good beginning for you. Great team you both make.
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    08-09-2012, 02:50 PM
I also wanted to add that should you decide to show, do it because you want to do your best and not for "shock value" ..

Doing things for "shock value" rarely works out the way you intend and often translates poorly..

Have fun and check your motives!

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    08-09-2012, 04:32 PM
Tex I sent you a pm to further discuss

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