Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Congress Masters Western Pleasure 2012

According to the AAQHC website: "The Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Western Pleasure class is open to two-year-old horses that have not previously shown (maiden horses) and is approved by NSBA. "

These are two-year-old horses.  Most, if not all of the riders are pros. I recognized some names but I didn't bother to google thme all. Most ride client's horses, the winner this year was the horse's owner as well as exhibitor and they received a check for $75,000.   The video includes the whole class and the placings so you get a nice look at some of the body angles as the winners lope up to receive their awards.


5 comments:

  1. Wow, that video is so painful on so many levels....

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  2. Its sad the way the horses are being ridden now.

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  3. I wonder how they can even rationalize this.

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  4. So many things...showing at that level at 2...you just know when these horses were started. The gaits that aren't true. The open hands and stiff arms of the riders. The sour expressions on the horses. And so much for that ears below the withers rule. But my biggest pet peeve...the head bobbing at the lope. That lope doesn't even look comfortable! I love Quarter Horses. I love Western Pleasure. But not like this.

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  5. ugh...WP could be so nice, if it weren't for this type of stuff. Ditto to what Story said...

    Love my QH, love western pleasure, but not like that! :-(

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