Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I've never understood it either and I remember back in the day they had their heads even lower (peanut rolling). Luckily they don't let them do THAT anymore. I do admire the patience and training to get a horse to move like that...especially the one in the video with his back rounded up nicely and using himself.
I don't think Cinny could do that. In fact, he walks way to fast for dressage, equitation, hunters, etc. I've put him in some "suitibility" and "equitation" classes (rail classes) at local dressage shows and I remember my husband panicking the first time when he saw the juniors go. He came running up and said "look how slow they are going, can you get him to go that slow?" And well, I got his walk timed out okay and got him to really hold back, and we were still too fast. He can go very slow in the arena with a lot of work and patience, (about 30 secs between steps) but it really drains all of his patience by the time we go halfway around the arena. Good for topline though :)