Qualities of a good Equitation horse
The last week or so, I was quite busy! First, my mother and I drove back to Wellington from Tampa. Once we arrived, I met with my tutors to finish my third quarter school assignments.
Then, I cleaned and packed up the apartment and drove home with my dad. After a long drive, and once again at home, it was back to riding, helping out at the barn and some additional school work.
Recently, someone asked about the characteristics of a good equitation horse and, today, this blog will attempt to give you my perspective on that question.
There are integral characteristics which define a good equitation mount. A horse's overall attractiveness and eye appeal are essential to the good picture, yet this quality is not the most important. The horse should have a large, yet adjustable stride. Ideally, the horse should be brave, very alert and have a smooth jump.
Although the horse and it's individual qualities can vary, in order to be a real "stand out" and attract the attention of many, one or more of the qualities mentioned needs to be in the above average to superior range for an individual horse to be considered a top of the line competitor.
Next time, I will give you an update on the Four Seasons Horse show.
Talk to you later!