Define "good mover" for eventing
Why not take a stab at defining what a "good mover" really is?
Is it form to function -- pushing off and covering ground, fluid strides, elastic, rhythmical, capable of changing balance forward and back....
I have been looking at too many videos and pictures, and listening to too many people, and I swear, some of the horses listed as "good movers" are not what I was taught, and what I thought I knew, as a "good mover".
Am I looking for the hunter swing? The dressage knee popper? Or something in between? I want a horse that has some elasticity to the step, a horse that can cover ground effortlessly, a horse that does not struggle to reach and pull over the ground, but pushes himself forward with ease, bouncing at the canter, uphill in the wither....naturally.
Is that too much to expect for a "good mover"? Am I expecting "fabulous" for "good" or is good a lower standard?