Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Between two places in Canada!
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Long and low comes from so many different aspects. For one, you must have a horse who is very limber and flexed (think flexion exercises, making the neck very un-tense, limbering through the body). When I'm looking for a long and low frame a lot of bending must occur in warm up. I want my horse to be free through his body.
You also must have correct impulsion for the horse to be able to carry himself in this way. When my gelding is going long and low, he tracks up by over a hoof. His stride must be "BIG" (not necessarily fast, but big, open, free movement).
For me the two key points must be flexion and impulsion. There are other factors that add in to a quality long and low frame, but they will come with time. :)