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post #1 of 8 Old 11-12-2014, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Please judge my boy's movement? :D

He's a five year old 15.3 hand paint gelding, only been under saddle for about a year and a half. I would like you guys to critique his movement, and please be thorough with critiquing it, I would really like to know everything that's wrong and the good points too. Also- I ride him hunter/ jumper.
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He needs a lot more training and from what I saw of the canter / or more like running he is not ready to be doing anything but basic flat work. As for quality of his gaits, he is not breed show quality but looks like a cute lower level open show 4 H type horse
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What a lovely jump to his canter! Why would anyone with such a lovely horse worry about showing at a breed show? Sorry, bz.

He looks a little braced in his neck on the part of the video I saw(I have a horrible connection, so I only saw a tiny bit), but it was getting better as he went, so it may not even be a problem.
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I like him! He's forward, he's got a lovely canter and a pretty nice trot. The only thing, as greentree saw, was he's a smidge stiff. Try asking him to stretch down when you trot him on a longer rein. Get him bending around your inside leg.

He must be a cutie over jumps!
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What a lovely jump to his canter! Why would anyone with such a lovely horse worry about showing at a breed show? Sorry, bz.

He looks a little braced in his neck on the part of the video I saw(I have a horrible connection, so I only saw a tiny bit), but it was getting better as he went, so it may not even be a problem.



I think he's a cute fellow, who moves rythmically and with good forward energy. he's not as much a front end "daisy-cutter" as other hunter types. I agree that he is a bit stiff or braced in the neck. It looks like because he is still quite green you are riding up and off his back , no?
you might find he is ready to soften a bit to bit, and working him a bit on smaller circles, with more transitions will help. but, I think you're doing a nice job bringing him along.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-12-2014, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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What a lovely jump to his canter! Why would anyone with such a lovely horse worry about showing at a breed show? Sorry, bz.

He looks a little braced in his neck on the part of the video I saw(I have a horrible connection, so I only saw a tiny bit), but it was getting better as he went, so it may not even be a problem.
Thank you! He doesn't enjoy cantering too much, so he's always a little tense at the canter and when you come down to trot afterwards. He's gotten loads better though :) He does stretch down really nicely in the trot once you have him going for a while. :) Thank you for the nice reply!
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I think he's a cute fellow, who moves rythmically and with good forward energy. he's not as much a front end "daisy-cutter" as other hunter types. I agree that he is a bit stiff or braced in the neck. It looks like because he is still quite green you are riding up and off his back , no?
you might find he is ready to soften a bit to bit, and working him a bit on smaller circles, with more transitions will help. but, I think you're doing a nice job bringing him along.

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Thanks :) And as I told greentree, he's always a bit stiff in the canter and when you're trotting afterwards. He relaxes and stretches down in the trot after a while :) And yeah, since he's so young I try to stay up off his back. I've been doing loads more transitions, and they are really helping. Thank you for the nice reply! :)
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I really like him! His canter type will be great for the Jumper ring once he's got some more miles and training on him. He seems very upbeat and excited about what he's doing, which is always important. He doesn't seem very hunter-type, but he'd make a fabulous jumper from what I see.
He looks like he's great fun to ride, and I love his color!

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