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post #11 of 16 Old 03-23-2019, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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He has always swished his tail, no matter if heís just standing tied or if heís being worked. It one of his quirks! Iíll work with my trainer to continue to push him into the lope!
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-23-2019, 02:51 AM
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I gotta say you're able to multitask better than me with all that distraction going on. I gotta focus or mine makes it very clear she resents me just using her as a glorified chair haha >.< What an interesting gait.. I thought it was a typo but you guys genuinely call it troping? o.O Is it really a WP thing? I'm from UK btw so forever seeing new things on here...
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Itís sort of a nickname for that in between gait itís also called a four beating gait. Most WP donít move in normal 3 beat lopes, ideally they should but itís hasht been set down as a rule yet
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troping is not a desirable gait. It's a 'mis-gait' a bit like pacing is to a gaited horse that should be gaiting : they do it, but it's not right.
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'troping' is the trot/lope disaster that some WP horses have and actually win with. The emphasis is on so slow that the impulsion is all lost. This is actually a lot faster and more in-frame than a lot of WP horses.



I think your horse looks uncomfortable, and would really consider sore in both front legs; he steps short on the right front several times in the video too. He's also behind the vertical. Loosen your reins and bump him up and see if you can get his impulsion up and get a proper gait out of him. Even if you show and need 'low and slow' the horse still needs work at an extended trot and true lope with suspension to maintain proper muscling and it helps the frame of mind, too. Take him out down the road and put him in a long trot and just go. Bump him up into a lope and pitch the reins and see if you can open him up a bit. It does wonders for their minds. His lope is all disjointed and goes from lope to trope and back again. Often that's an indicator of pain. I'd start with xrays of both front hooves and a full lameness workup just to rule out navicular and soreness and go from there. No sense punishing him by working on impulsion if he's hesitant because he hurts.
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'troping' is the trot/lope disaster that some WP horses have and actually win with. The emphasis is on so slow that the impulsion is all lost. This is actually a lot faster and more in-frame than a lot of WP horses.



I think your horse looks uncomfortable, and would really consider sore in both front legs; he steps short on the right front several times in the video too. He's also behind the vertical. Loosen your reins and bump him up and see if you can get his impulsion up and get a proper gait out of him. Even if you show and need 'low and slow' the horse still needs work at an extended trot and true lope with suspension to maintain proper muscling and it helps the frame of mind, too. Take him out down the road and put him in a long trot and just go. Bump him up into a lope and pitch the reins and see if you can open him up a bit. It does wonders for their minds. His lope is all disjointed and goes from lope to trope and back again. Often that's an indicator of pain. I'd start with xrays of both front hooves and a full lameness workup just to rule out navicular and soreness and go from there. No sense punishing him by working on impulsion if he's hesitant because he hurts.
Yes this was from our test ride, his old farrier had him with no heel and about 5Ē to much of toe. We have had 2 vet checks and he is good to go, both vets believe that the soreness was from his terrible shoeing. He is now happily with our farrier and is back into a regular toe and heel. The vet said that his soreness is now gone because of our ďcorrectiveĒ trimming. Iíll definitely do lots of long trotting, Iíve read that before just wanted some other people opinions. I also do English with him and he extends extremely nice and does a fantastic canter and trot. Iíve noticed that in WP he tends to be WAY more lazy. So I will try everything you guys have said!
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