I love slow horses but I'm mainly a barrel racer so it's harder for me to get the feel of a slow horse. I don't have anything bad to say about them but I love my fast horses! Picture of this little girl is so cute.
Western showing Trimming Tips for Banded Manes. Short and crisp is what judges are looking for. However I band and still have a long mane. Band if the show is windy they will help from the horses hair flying everywhere.
The stigma about passing is about to change. Judges are moving toward a quality before quantity approach in the western pleasure division. If a rider can build up the quality of their horses movement, they will score better at all gaits.