Walk your horse up, view from the front, the side and behind

The Questions

  1. Look at each leg individually.  Does the stride length have equal distance of movement in front of the vertical and behind?
  2. Do the legs move straight in line with the body? (Or do they go into the centre as they lift and then come back out to the side as they land? Best viewed when walking towards you or away)
  3. Does the barrel swing to both sides equally? (best viewed when walking away)
  4. Can you see equal movement in the pelvis?
  5.  Are the hooves being placed down or do they ‘drop’ down?


For each 'NO' answer score 2 points.

If your score is 0

If your score is 1-3

If your score is 4-6

If your score is 7-10