This model horse also placed dead last in a Western trail class. Can you tell why?
Why this Horse Model Placed Poorly
This is the Breyer G1 American Saddlebred model, a Stablemate scale horse model depicting a gaited horse. He's wearing Western tack, but stepping over twigs which could resemble rough-hewn logs. Here's why the horse model placed poorly.
- The saddle lacks stirrups. There are holes punched in the leather flaps, but a rider couldn't possibly fit his foot into them and ride safely. It's a safety issue!
- A gaited horse would probably not be gaiting this way over a few poles.
- The rough hewn logs were a creative idea, but should be all about the same size. Arena ground poles would be more realistic.