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post #11 of 29 Old 12-21-2009, 04:19 PM
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I would go with horse number one with a bit of tweaking.

I'd pick up his forehand by quite a bit. That will in turn lift his face from a peanut roll as well.

Also, when he is loping, she has his nose turned into the wall, which makes a slow lope, but kind of throws off the rest of him. If he were moving straight (and he does at a few points throughout the video) then he'd move rather nicely.

Horse number two has a nice jog, although heavy on the forehand.

Because he's only had a short amount of time in training, this is to be expected.


Horse number one definitely has a better flow to him. He is MUCH more capable of western pleasure movement than horse number two.

Horse two isn't bad, but just not what I would choose if I were to compete western pleasure.


I would like to see how slow horse one could go with a bit more impulsion, but because of how balanced he carries himself, I really don't think that would be an issue for him.

Man, now it makes me want to go lope around for days... ;)
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post #12 of 29 Old 12-21-2009, 06:15 PM
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Neither are impressive to me, both seem to need a ton of work and have strung out hind ends.

If I had to pick one though it would be #1, he looks a little better suited to what he is doing, however, his headset is ridiculously low and would need to be brought up at least a few inches.

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post #13 of 29 Old 12-23-2009, 06:14 PM
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My vote is for #1. Although his head is too low, his movement is more fluid and he is more collected at all 3 gaits. Horse 2 is strung out and the lope is not good. Not only is he strung out & not collected, but he is creating his front end lift by throwing his head up. He almost looks like he could have some lameness issues.
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post #14 of 29 Old 12-25-2009, 10:51 PM
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I like horse #2 better, but horse #1 looks a bit ouchy in the front legs. Make sure to check that.

Eh. I wasn't very impressed with either of them. Maybe keep looking a bit?

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #15 of 29 Old 12-27-2009, 07:36 PM
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#1 was better, but I didn't really like either really. Their lopes are awful. They aren't even 3 beating from what I can see....but I guess that's just me...the WP world likes that.
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post #16 of 29 Old 12-27-2009, 07:54 PM
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i think there both pretty :)

i am not going to coment on which i like better, because i dont know anythign abotu western pleasure, besides the gaits and stuff. but i couldnt take my eyes off the second.... but that might just be the dressage rider in me seeking out the one that i would pick for dressage :)

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post #17 of 29 Old 01-02-2010, 11:41 AM
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#1 was better, but I didn't really like either really. Their lopes are awful. They aren't even 3 beating from what I can see....but I guess that's just me...the WP world likes that.
Not as much anymore depending where your sanctioned.
In our area...Judges are now not placing horses that move such as this, as Kevin said...its not a natural gait, its man made, and a Horrible one at that.

Many western riders are now opting for the more natural head set, rolling lope, opposed to the peanut roller mentality, and the "im not really loping or trotting gait"

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Maverick, if that pic in your avatar is an example of a lineup at one of your WP classes, that is one that I would be interested in watching.

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post #19 of 29 Old 01-02-2010, 08:24 PM
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Not as much anymore depending where your sanctioned.
In our area...Judges are now not placing horses that move such as this, as Kevin said...its not a natural gait, its man made, and a Horrible one at that.

Many western riders are now opting for the more natural head set, rolling lope, opposed to the peanut roller mentality, and the "im not really loping or trotting gait"

I am soooo glad to hear that, now if the rest of the world would follow suit all would be good, lol

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Not as much anymore depending where your sanctioned.
In our area...Judges are now not placing horses that move such as this, as Kevin said...its not a natural gait, its man made, and a Horrible one at that.

Many western riders are now opting for the more natural head set, rolling lope, opposed to the peanut roller mentality, and the "im not really loping or trotting gait"

Absolutely agree with your weel thought out response.

Those horses in your avatar ARE really nice. Tell us about them, if you don't mind a hijack. Maybe the OP should hear what you say.
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