Show Lope

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    07-14-2008, 07:22 PM
Show Lope

^^^ that is definitely not my kind of lope. I think it takes away from the natural gait. I just can't do it. Lol.

^^^the rider is pumping but I like this lope MUCH better.

How about you guys?
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    07-15-2008, 10:11 AM
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The second one looks like it's probably a reigner. The first one was.... not so good....
    07-15-2008, 06:03 PM
Green Broke
The second one looks like he's just cantering.
    07-15-2008, 06:20 PM
The first, that horse looks exhausted!

The 2nd one looks like a canter to me as well (although I don't ride Western soo I'm no expert, lol!). But way better than the first.
    07-15-2008, 08:06 PM
A show lope is SUPPOSED to be just a canter. But it has been transformed into what is unnatural IMO
    07-15-2008, 10:17 PM
The first lope I didnt like at all...In the second one if the horse would drop his head a tad and relax I would like it for a "show lope".
    07-23-2008, 10:39 AM
Two different horses. They move differently. The second moves better -- that is why you like it, but they are both a little too forward. They could stand to bring the pace down a bit without losing their impulsion. Would require a stronger frame which is difficult to build.

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