I dared disagree with the FuglyMob. :D Welcome you fugly followers who found my comment on their WP rant.
Yep, I said it there, I'll say it here. That free moving in the pasture video of the groomed up Zips Chocolate Chip? DROOL! I love it. He's beautiful.
Do I think the super slow jog is ridiculous? Yup
Do I think a 4-beat lope is hideous? Yup
I didn't see Chip lope 4-beat. It was a beautiful cadenced 3-beat, easy, light, lope-along. A pleasure to ride, I'm sure.
I can get Harley to lope that slow, with his neck level and nose out, usually pretty easy. The hard part now? Trying to lift his head up and balance that nose in so he's got the "collected dressage body".
Come on, flamers. Hit me with your best shot! :)