In my quest to develop robust interaction here in the ManeStream, from time to time I’ll post photos or videos and pose a question for readers to ponder and discuss. All the ManeStream Quiz entries will be about (surprise!) the finer points of horse and/or rider biomechanics. I hope you’ll all join in!
For the first installment, here are two pictures of a horse at the walk. We’re evaluating based on “pure” biomechanics – what is the optimum for this horse’s best performance and longterm soundness – not some artificial showring silhouette. No false frames here!
So, in your opinion, which of this photos shows the best carriage. Why?
(Remember, be nice. This is somebody’s beloved horse, so please answer in the spirit of constructive criticism. The rider in this case is me, so feel free to critique if you like.)