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Old 08-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
Corry
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Default The turn and how Ed Connell describes it

Hi @ all

Here I'm again with a question:

I'm just reading Ed Connell's Hackamore Reinsman a second time. In the book I found the following statement:

"When turned completely around, or when he goes into a spin, his front feet must touch the ground every time he is half way around."

Do I understand it right that his idea of a complete turn is a lope-kind movement, i.e., sort of a canter pirouette, and not a trot-like movement like in reining?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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As far as I know, it was more of a loping turn-around. Half turns was the emphasis. Just keep in mind, the form of something can change over time, but the spirit and quality of the thing can stay the same.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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As far as I know, it was more of a loping turn-around. Half turns was the emphasis.
Thank you, Jimmy, for your answer. Very helpful because I was in doubt whether I understood it right.

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Just keep in mind, the form of something can change over time, but the spirit and quality of the thing can stay the same.
I agree. I like the open-minded and respectful attitude towards different approaches and ideas your remark implies. And I definitely like the way to not only look at the form of something, but to think of, as you put it, "the spirit and quality".
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