Ive often wondered about western pleasure for my horse. It was *my* thing back in the day but he is a speed horse with lots of go. His jog is beautiful to sit and nice and slow but he does have that umph behind it. His lope is a beautiful collected three beats. I don't push him for his headset and though im sure I will not place, I plan on showing him without a lower headset this year. He is not high in the sky....just a normal a bit above the withers set. The gaits are right, the speed is right, the horse looks beautiful but I've been told without getting the nose down, he's not even close to placing.