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Last edited by Daventry; Jan. 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM.
Another query: Pony stallions who move from the shoulder.
I acknowledge that there are good movers of both types, even in hunters: stallions who move, say, 100% from the shoulder (resulting in virtually no knee action at all--and all the attendant topline carriage that is necessary to do that without stumbling constantly) and stallions who move FREELY from the shoulder, but also have some bend at the knee.
Now, I don't know if I can communicate this, but that is why I am asking--to clarify. For one of my mares, I'm specifically looking for a stallion who moves 100% from the shoulder, no bend in the knee. TO ME, that's a picture that looks both low to the ground (the entire body) AND high in the withers (but not too high in the neck). And I'm looking for this in the EXTREME, OK?
Here's Blue Rain, reachier and loftier, but not dissimilar in KNEE (vastly superior in carriage)...but, BUT wait! Look at the video around 0:53, please. It's a clip of him being led over a jump. In it, he is FULLY EXTENDED--and you see the 100% shoulder I'm trying to distinguish from other kinds of movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szk53j5iAuc