What do you think of Dex's trot & headset?

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  1. CrazyHorse

    CrazyHorse Senior Member

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    For those of you who don't know, Dex is a mustang we adopted from the BLM back in January. He's 5 years old, 14.3 hands, & is a Draft X. He's going well under saddle & is just an all around great horse. So what do you think of his trot & his headset? What discipline do you think he would do well in? He's going to be used as a trail horse, but I'm just curious to see what you all think of his movement. The pics just don't do him justice. Thanks in advance for looking!:)

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    CrazyHorse Senior Member

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    Anybody?:)
     
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    ladida Senior Member+

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    He has a very beautiful trot and his headset looks extremely natural.
     
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    CrazyHorse Senior Member

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    Thank you Ladida! His headset is natural, & when he trots, it just takes my breath away. I wish you could see it. He's such a beautiful mover. When he walks, he picks his feet way up. I wish I knew something about his sire & dam because I have no idea what type of Draft he has in him or what other breed is mixed in there.
     
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    hes gorgeous!!! IMO i think he would go farther english than western. he moves like a english/dressage horse!
     
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    Thanks! Actually, I've been told that by several people. He doesn't look "westerny" does he? Maybe I'll try some different things with him once he has more experience under saddle.:idea:
     
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    I just love Dex. He has come so far. I do think he needs to be allowed to stretch further down with his neck though. He is over bent at the pole. Put the side reins lower and not as tight and allow him to stretch into the bit. He will be more comfortable that way and have a better head set too.
     
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    buggywhipp Senior Member

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    I think he is gorgeous Missy. He look wonderful.:)
     
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    CrazyHorse Senior Member

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    Thanks Shell! I'll do that! :D
    Yes, he has come a very long way & he's been a joy to work with. To think that 2 people that had no experience training horses have been able to do the things we've done with Dex. Of course, it takes a good willing horse, & Dex has been VERY patient & forgiving with us. He's taught us a lot about what to do & what not to do. He's truly one of a kind. Of course, my HGS family has helped quite a bit too! ;)
     
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    Thank you Angie!:)
     

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