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    07-08-2010, 07:41 PM
I have to agree, Miami, that Appy has a gorgeous lope. I wish every WP horse would move out like that. I especially like that he isn't having to use his head and neck to pick his shoulders up.
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    07-08-2010, 11:24 PM
Lol. Did ayone catch him trying to bite the ring steward at the end? Thought that was a lovely touch.
    07-09-2010, 06:21 AM
As nice as he is moving, he unfortunately doesn't look like a happy camper does he. :(
    07-09-2010, 12:21 PM
I know. Way to ruin my example Appy! >:[ haha
    07-09-2010, 04:04 PM
The fact that he is sour doesn't change the fact that he is a beautiful mover.
    07-09-2010, 04:30 PM
Too bad he's not happy about moving :(
He probably wishes he was out in the pasture :P
    07-10-2010, 10:59 AM
Originally Posted by Miami    
Lol. Did ayone catch him trying to bite the ring steward at the end? Thought that was a lovely touch.
That's what I was just going to say!! Good thing he did that AFTER they gave her the trophy!
    07-14-2010, 05:57 PM
Every wp trainer I know trains like this

First of course when they are young they let them go fast so they can ge their collection and striding right. Eventually they will slow them down, yet they are still collected.

So ya.
    07-14-2010, 06:10 PM
Love love love that appy. Why can't they all lope like that?
    07-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Unfortunately, there are good and bad trainers in EVERY discipline - WP does not have a corner in the market when it comes to bad trainers. I am fortunate to have a great trainer who does believe in teaching collection and impulsion first, then speed control second. It sickens me to see some of the trainers jerking the horses mouths every 5 seconds during warm-ups and practice sessions. I would personally rather place 6th or not place at all and have a great ride than to make my horse 4-beat jog or have to throw his head to create enough lift to lope just so we could win the class. To me, if your WP horse has been trained properly, you should easily be able to transition to HUS or even low level Dressage without a lot of additional work.

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