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Re: [RC] Improving the walk, was pacing anglo - Barbara McCrary

I definitely acknowledge the possibility of a horse being conformed in such a way that it would be impossible for him to walk fast, or at least, less likely.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Improving the walk, was pacing anglo

Barbara wrote: 'A long, gentle downhill stretch of trail is extremely helpful'

That's interesting Barbara.  I have noticed Manny's walking gait improving abit now that we are training more on hills.  I thought it was my imagination.

Truman and Maureen, I think you are both on target.  I think it is a little of both, conformation and rider.  I have done extensive Dressage lessons with this horse, he is pretty well balanced and has good self-carriage.  I also do alot of bareback riding to teach my hips to be more fluid and not bracey.  In fact I think his walk is better when I do ride bareback.

One other thought:  Manny has a pretty well set back shoulder.  I wonder if the saddle impinges on his shoulder and shortens him in the walk.  Could the saddle affect him in the walk but not in other gaits?  Any thoughts?



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Re: [RC] Improving the walk, was pacing anglo, Jennifer Judkins