This is a 4 y.o. horse going over trot poles. I thought it was kind of fun to see the mechanics in a still photo slide show.
It is interesting how much effort he puts into not touching the poles. He is a very careful horse and quite schooled at cavaletti and poles. He can easily do up to 9 trot poles in a row without touching any of them.
Slide show here
I've never filmed this or slowed it down before, thought some of you might find it interesting too.
Tidy, I love your analytical mind! You are a kindred spirit!
Fantastic articulation of his joints. I would recommend you maintain a more vertical body to encourage him to begin flexing the joints of the grounded legs as well as those of the stepping legs, and thus encourage even better balance and carriage through the cavaletti, getting maximum gymnastic benefit. (That being said, I don't believe you are the rider in these shots.)
What a fun horse! Gotta love those super diligent ones...
I think she should reward her great success to date with a fancy pinto gelding of some sort. Now where could she find one of those.....????
That is a cool progression of pics!
Yes, a graduation present of sorts for when she graduates from The Tidy Rabbit fast track school for RE-Riders. The dear girl really should treat herself. LOL. I'm lucky to have her here helping out, she's a treasure for sure!