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post #11 of 23 Old 01-01-2013, 02:59 AM
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So happy this fad is gone. Two years ago, I took my grandpa to a larger show, where we watched the western pleasure class, and he made me get up and take him walking around the venders because he couldn't stand to watch "those lame horses forces to move around the arena."
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-01-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by TheAQHAGirl View Post
As stated above the 4-beat is gone from the show ring. However they are yet still somewhat crab walking into the walls and and some heads are too low.

However in the warm up ring there are people who still do this to their horses...

PAST Western Pleasure fad...I called... HOW SLOW CAN THEY GO? - YouTube

Just a while ago AQHA judges announced that everybody will be extending their gaits (all of them walk, jog, and lope).

AQHA Judges Will Ask for Lengthened Strides in Western Pleasure -

Hope that helps!
That is absolutely disgusting.
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post #13 of 23 Old 01-01-2013, 02:18 PM
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The GOOD thing about that horse in that vid...the Paint, is that horse WOULD NOT place at an APHA show.
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-02-2013, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GotaDunQH View Post
The GOOD thing about that horse in that vid...the Paint, is that horse WOULD NOT place at an APHA show.
I don't even think the judges would look at the filly. Idk if it would place at any show!

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post #15 of 23 Old 01-16-2013, 11:06 PM
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That video is so upsetting to me.
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post #16 of 23 Old 01-17-2013, 01:10 AM
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I've seen some pretty bad lopes but oh my gosh. That horse has got to be lame. I can't understand why it would move like that if it wasn't. Heart breaking. :(
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post #17 of 23 Old 01-29-2013, 04:36 PM
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I know that trainer. Ive been using him as a "bad trainer" example for a while. Even to the point hes blocked me on facebook. :)
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post #18 of 23 Old 04-21-2013, 08:11 PM
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That video...I don't even know how you would go about teaching a horse to do that! I keep expecting that poor horse to just topple over.
We have stuff similar, but not NEARLY like that.

Riders aren't 16 and pregnant. Riders are 16 and arthritic.
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post #19 of 23 Old 04-25-2013, 07:42 PM
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So THAT'S what happens when you tie their head to their feet!

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post #20 of 23 Old 04-25-2013, 07:53 PM
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Its things like that that make me feel good that my horse is a hot tamale and her head is up in the air sometimes

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