Since I've started riding Sonny in a western I'm totally stuck on western...I can't switch back to english due to I feel strange in an english saddle.
So I want to show Sonny in western shows not just because I'm now more comfortable in a western, but also he's a great western horse.
I was thinking of maybe showing in western pleasure, but I don't like alot of things in the shows....
1) how low the neck is...I don't know if it would matter if Sonny did that or not in a show, but it just looks wrong
2) the slow gaits...Sonny can go slow...but only if he's really tired
3) the weird lope (or canter as the english people are familiar with)
Now to me, watching western "pleasure" videos or shows it does not look like "pleasure" for the horse (and isn't that what its supposed to be?)
Could someone carify exactly what western "pleasure" shows are? Thanks