Originally Posted by BuckOff41570
Walk/trot isnt a rodeo event. Its just a class in a show.
It is what it says but there is more to it.
If for western pleasure (which I would assume so if the class is just labeled "walk/trot") then it is judged on the horse's movement, obedience, and consistancy.
You want a horse with slow legs, little knee action, able to walk, jog, reverse on rail, back up, and you want the horse to be able to do it without much rein contact and with a strong topline.
If for horsemanship, its based on your ability as a rider to navigate the horse appropriately on the rail while maintaining proper riding position. (Usually follows pattern work)
In both, effortless transitions are key.
The walk/trot classes are usually for the youngsters or for greenies.
i agree..... walk/jog classses are useually for green horses or riders, not limited to though. A walk/jog class can be wester or english, the programme will usually specify.... ie: HUS walk/trot or Western Pleasure walk/jog. It is a very good stepping stone for a young horse or for those who are starting out - not a beginner class as such, but a good place to start