Western Pleasure is a horse discipline that has undergone some scrutiny in the recent years. Many people have complained that the horses in Western Pleasure riding are too slow, or the movement is unnatural. One solution that people have come up with is riding Arabian horses. These horses have different qualities than the quarter horses, so they seem to show better in Western Pleasure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Western Pleasure is a discipline of training horses that has a lot of criticism.
  • The horses are too slow and their movements are unnatural are some of the major complaints about the discipline.
  • Criticism of the method may be a little too harsh.

“Western pleasure is a discipline that horses are trained in. Just like horses are trained to do dressage, trained to do the jumpers and trained to barrel race.”

http://thehorseaholic.com/the-modern-western-pleasure-horse-stop-complaining-and-start-riding/

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