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post #11 of 24 Old 08-15-2015, 01:55 PM
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For hunter under saddle, especially AQHA shows, his head is NOT to low, it's about right. He doesn't look lame to me, but he could move out more and into the bridle a wee bit more. He looks great!
For AQHA shows the head is not to low sure. But any open show, it is.:)
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Nevermind :)
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If you watch closely in the video, its doesnt matter when you "really bumped him" Your your foot hits him every step. :)
If it does I'm not really sure what to do about it.
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For AQHA shows the head is not to low sure. But any open show, it is.:)
He's a QH, so his headset is naturally low. Yeah I do some tweaking, but if you watch him move around on his own it stays pretty low.
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You know Bensto the more I watch him the more I realize that he does do quite a bit more tail swishing at the trot than at the canter. It doesn't feel like my feet are hitting him, but I agree, looks like they are.
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You know Bensto the more I watch him the more I realize that he does do quite a bit more tail swishing at the trot than at the canter. It doesn't feel like my feet are hitting him, but I agree, looks like they are.
He'll get use to the Spurs, every horse does that when not fully broke to Spurs.
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I don't think you're spur is hitting him every stride, but you do have some lower leg movment. possibley turn your toes a tiny bit more forward?

in any case, I think he is still a wee bit off, in the hind, not sure which. but he seems to drag his left hind, and it could be that the discomfort has more to do with the tails swishing than anything with the rider (who is actually pretty steady and sympathetic seat/hands).

what happens if you areally ask him to trot out faster, and canter faster? does he seem irritated, or does he perk up and move smoother?
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I watched the video and was waiting to see the responses before I posted. I think his frame looks pretty good. He looked a little short in his rear, right I think? but not lame. every time you bump his head he does get animated and so he's going to tattle on you in front of the judges. I don't think he really needs that many reminders. Just try a light bump on the corners. It almost makes him look lame when he does that. Otherwise, really doesn't' look bad.

I'm not a fan of the kick with every post but it is very common in the AQHA shows so I don't think you have a problem there. I think you are looking pretty good.
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FYI, I have two judges at my desk right now, they just watched parts of your video OP, both said your horse's is not too low, it's just about right, they can tell your horse is carrying himself naturally as an Arab would carry his head and neck higher. Both are open judges, everything from WP to Dressage, both carded by HCBC.
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Waresbear, wow, thank you so much for taking the time to show my video to others and get their opinion, it really means a lot.
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