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        04-25-2010, 03:07 PM
    Oddly enough, I just went to my trainer and sa the ideal WP gait (IMO) from her Danish Warmblood. Big brute, but ****.

    Head level to his body, smooth and comfortable lope and he looked like he was having the time of his life. I am dying to ride him now, but Toni's not letting anyone touch him, not even me. -sigh-

    I just find that a little ironic, because he was bred for English Pleasure/Hunter classes. But in that one horse I saw what WP should be :)
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        04-26-2010, 09:01 AM
    Originally Posted by sorelhorse    
    heres what I think a good wp horse looks like:)
    So the rider is supposed to be pumping back and forth at the lope to make the lope look more lurching than it does on its own?

    That lope for sure does not look at all pleasurable.
        04-26-2010, 10:40 AM
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    I think it's time to agree to disagree. Hunt folks do not like the look of western pleasure horses. This thread has just about been beat to death.
        04-26-2010, 10:48 AM
    Green Broke
    Omg I just have to say! I was riding rena today, and I collected the canter, kept up the impulsion, and it was really good, so I let the reins go and said good girl, and she kept that same canter, but stretched her neck so it was a little lower then her withers, and we cantered that way. I started laughing, because she was doing a proper western pleasure canter. On my 16.1 dressage horse, and she wasnt dragging her feet (god FORBID my dressage horse EVER drag her feet!!!!) but it was a round, canter that I think the new WP horse could get if they just had impulsion.

    Haha just had to share, because I thought it was kinda funny.
        04-26-2010, 11:06 AM
    Mmhm, I agree. I don't think anyone is going to win this argument.
        04-26-2010, 11:34 AM
    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    Mmhm, I agree. I don't think anyone is going to win this argument.
    There is no argument, no debate, nothing to talk about...
    This is more like people blowing smoke becuase they just do not like the look of the western pleasure horse...

    Everyone has an opinion.

    I do not like today's competitive dressage one bit. I hate eventing and think it is very dangerous. I am not really into jumping anything, and I think gymkhana horses are typically mental nut jobs. Many of the backyard trail horses I met have attitudes and lack training so lets not even talk about collection. I like reining but I just do not understand the need for the 10 + foot long slides they want today and my horse is way too big (all legs) to do it regardless.

    These are my opinions, and I do not like these events so I simply do not show in them.
    So, yeah I dislike like these things but you know what else? I also do not go around posting in all these topic forums and threads babbling my mind and complaining about them to the people who do enjoy them.
    I do what I like and what my horse is built to do, I am not hurting anyone and I am not hurting my horse.

    If you don't like it; go show in something else. Its that easy.
        04-26-2010, 11:34 AM
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    I am closing this one.

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