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Forward Horse

Discussion in 'Horse Training' started by westernarabians, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. westernarabians

    westernarabians Senior Member+

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    What is a forward horse? Sometimes people will say my horse is a very forward mover. Is that good or bad?
     
  2. stormyknight

    stormyknight Senior Member

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    Depends what your discipline. I always take it as a compliment, as I am in dressage/hunter sports. I'd take a forward moving horse any day of the week rather than one that sucks back.

    I am not a WP person, so I'm not sure if that is what someone would look for in a WP horse.
     
  3. bluejay

    bluejay Senior Member

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    As far as hunter/jumpers forward is always better, you should ask your instructor/trainer about if your horse should be forward or not she/he will know best
     
  4. westernarabians

    westernarabians Senior Member+

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    Thanks but what is it...like what does forward mean?
     
  5. westernarabians

    westernarabians Senior Member+

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    Thanks I'm not in WP though :p
     
  6. stormyknight

    stormyknight Senior Member

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    I think of forward moving as a horse that has energy, impulsion, and drive. He isn't just plodding along, he's actually moving with force/purpose. He has a good stride on him, is actually powering from behind, and is able to cover ground.
     
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    westernarabians Senior Member+

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    Well you just described King!! LOL :eek:
     
  8. *Psylocke*

    *Psylocke* Senior Member+

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    Good description....

    as for disciplines forward is good in ANY discipline....its just the horse needs more containment in some (for ex.... wp lol) but I still like a forward horse....

    Psy
     

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