I know a little bit about Western Pleasure, but not much. I go to local fun shows that have a little bit of everything from showmanship to WP to reining to speed events. And enter it all with my horse Red.
This past year was my first year of doing that with him (I've only had him since last year) and much to my surprise, he did VERY well despite no formal training for WP. I *kinda* practiced obstacles for competitive trail and again, he placed at both shows I got him to, and one was 2nd place out of about 16 riders. I don't take any credit; he's just kinda got a natural pace (as much as I can tell, anyway).
I don't have a video of us doing WP but I do have two videos of doing a backback dollar race and an egg&spoon race at a gaming show. So granted, I wasn't asking for slow WP gaits necessarily .... just tried to keep my dollar and egg!
But past my rambling, I guess my question is: Is there something about his movement that a WP judge would favor? Just kinda curious since he's done well in WP and showing at the local shows. (Sorry for the poor videos. A cousin recorded them and he couldn't get me digital copies .... had to record off my computer!)
Judge had to inspect our dollar bills .... fast forward to like 1:30. I'm wearing the yellow tank top and black helmet.
And of course, I suppose I should include an actual photo!