My favorite bloodlines for AMHA driving horses
I love watching the really nice moving horses. It is more of a challenge to get a good mover when there is just not a lot of leg available. If you are evaluating a prospect and have only video to look at, do consider what terrain the horse is moving on and what the horse's attitude is. Click here to read how I pick a driving horse. As I looked for a herd stallion, I came to appreciate breeders who would video their potential movers in their normal attitudes and on flat level ground. If the video is taken when a horse is really hot or in tall grass, deep sand or snow, you are going to get movement that is hyped up and not the horse's natural way of going. If there are taller weeds in the paddock, they will "tickle" up the horse's legs. Ask the person who is videotaping to put the horse on harder packed ground and video him after he has calmed down. There are many horses that are really nice when hyped up, but they flatten out when the excitement or terrain levels out.
What are some of my favorite bloodlines for nice moving driving horses? This is a matter of taste, but I have definitely keyed in on a few AMHA lines that I love to watch.