I posted this picture of Chrome on a conformation critique page asking what discipline they thought he would be suited for. I said he is a five year old Arabian cross that is currently out of shape. I didn't mention Friesian cross because I've noticed that it often colors the opinion of people who dislike or are not familiar with the baroque breeds. The first response was someone asking for videos because it's hard to know what a horse is suited for without seeing how they move. So I shared these three videos that I have shared on the blog before.
One of him trotting.
One of him cantering.
Also one of him showing off his fun, fancy Arabian trot.
I was nervous sharing them because my equitation is awful with me being so out of practice. They were very nice and refrained from commenting on my riding (I asked them not to lol). The comments I got on Chrome are great though!! Check it out.
You will probably have to click to enlarge it to read.
I blurred out their pictures and names since I don't like posting stuff like that without permission. The comment that starts with "Please do dressage with him!" totally made my day!! :D I've always liked his movement, but I didn't know for sure what he was actually suited for. I know it's only the opinion of a few strangers on the internet, but it makes me feel better to know he is suited for what I want to do. Considering I bought him as a weanling I got lucky he has turned out perfect for what I want to do!! I'm really itching to start dressage lessons when it cools off outside!!!!
I'm also curious about the hunt seat suggestion. I really don't know much about it. Just what I've read on some blogs. I would like to try it just because I love doing new things, but can you compete in flat classes and not participate in jumping classes? I don't know how all of that works. I don't think he is suited for jumping, so I don't think I want to jump. Anyway I would love to hear your comments and opinions too because I don't feel like you guys are just a bunch of strangers on the internet hehe! Your opinions mean a lot to me. :D