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USEA video on judging FEH, conformation and movement

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  • USEA video on judging FEH, conformation and movement

    I really liked this video released yesterday by USEA about judging FEH. It was helpful to hear what the judges should look for, especially about gaits and movement. Regarding "flashy" trot, they noted to watch how the horse moves behind, and not be fooled by expressive front end action. Look for ability to collect and extend, but value correctness as much as bounce.

    I appreciate what Robin Walker said about the trot/canter-- a fancy trot will win you points in dressage, but the bulk of an event horse's job is done at canter. And it's too much work to have to "manufacture" a good canter for the horse's whole career. When the horse has a naturally good canter, it makes everything easier.
    A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
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  • #2
    I can't wait to make time to watch this. I have always heard "buy the walk and canter, you can improve the trot".
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


    • #3
      Same here - commenting so I can easily find this later. Thank you for the post & link.

      I've always been the type to buy the walk (OTTBs) - I don't always get to see the canter since most of my projects are OTTBs I pick from the track. The walk's a pretty reliable indicator of the canter. The trot is not. The plus side being.. most OTTBs have great gallops.
      AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


      • #4
        It was a good video but it was pretty basic.