Friday, May 20, 2011

My new series: I want I want

I'm not generally a fan of Spanish-type horses, but lately I've run into some notable exceptions -- I'm lovin' this Portugese horse...


7 comments:

  1. ooo dynamic! and I like that this horse appears to be a bit more refined or less war-horsey than some Lusitanos. Pretty indeed!

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  2. I love the look of the baroque horse, but I am a little perplexed by this video. Why are they showing off the fact that the horse is wearing pads (with contracted heels) and "special gel"? This just concerns me that they have altered his movement with the shoes or he is unable to produce such movement without the plastic wrap procedure. I would prefer a less flashy front end and a leaner musculature, like the Lusitanos ridden by Sylvia Loch in her wonderful instructional videos.

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  3. Horses like that always look to "closed up" in the neck for me, but it is more conformational than a training issue. This guy looks really sweet and certainly very well trained. I can see why you like him so much.

    And, on the BIG plus side, he is a BAY!!! Yes!!

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  4. He's beautiful; and what amazing gaits! He's not Spanish though, he's Lusitano. Portuguese! I have a black Lusitano with a similar look, but... slightly less suspension!!! And less muscles... And less training, too... For now! But then I've only had him six weeks :)

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  5. I love those trot half-passes!

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  6. Gorgeous! You know I'd heard of and admired the Alter Real, but did not realize it was a branch of the Lusitano. Interesting.

    I'm also wondering what the heck was up with the pads and plastic wrap. They are totally setting up a breeding ground for thrust. Poor horse.

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