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post #1 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Another "what gait is this?" thread.. sorry.

I know there's quite a few people posting for opinions on gaits but I have to know as well..

I didn't take this video, it was sent to me by the lady we're buying the horse from and it's quite short so you might have to play it a few times unless of course you can tell just from an 8 second clip! LOL

Anyways, here's a link to the video of her being ridden by the owner. I don't know if this is the only gait she does.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 10:48 PM
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It is hard to tell from the video because most of it is head on. I would guess a rack just from the head movement. It doesn't seem to be a flat walk/running walk and it doesn't appear to be a pace. Either a rack or a stepping pace. By the speed, I would guess Rack.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm... I thought it was the running walk... I paused it at various times during the video and looked at which legs were moving in what sequence. She's definitely on a diagonal gait... whatever it is LOL. I'm not used to gaited horses so I'll have to look up each again.. it's all confusing right now until I watch a few more vids.

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 01:44 AM
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I'd say it's a sloppy rack.

It's definitely no running walk.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 10:22 PM
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I don't know but it looks really comfy! My guess is a rack. It kinda looks like what I want my RMH to do...
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-11-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know why I get so confused over all this stuff LOL.. guess my old brain doesn't wanna learn any new tricks hehehe

Anyways, I did notice one thing about this mare that I will need to fix.. and that is that she's lazy with her feet... she drags her feet a little too much. Now I think that has to do with the simple fact that she hasn't been ridden very often or very much. She's been a "pasture puff" for almost a year.

The lady we bought her from originally bought her just over a year ago to breed her to the donkeys to get the "spotted mules"... but she wouldn't allow the donkey to cover her or get anywhere near her! LOL. That's why they didn't care about her being registered.

Now, as far as her gait... I'm not too concerned with it being perfect as she's just going to be a trail mount and never shown. Since she's in her mid teens I doubt we'll ever end up selling her so it's not all that important... I was just curious.

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-12-2011, 10:07 AM
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Looks like a rack to me. I personally don't recommend chains or weights, especially for a horse that won't be shown, but you might try bell boots with her. A lot of the time it gets them to pick up their feet more, IME
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-17-2011, 11:53 PM
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Def. Not a running walk. I agree with the others saying the horse is racking in the video. I too recommend bell boots to get her to pick up her feet :) Nice horse!
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-18-2011, 12:30 AM
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I wouldn't recommend putting weight on a trail horse. Instead I would do poles and lots of exercise.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-18-2011, 09:19 AM
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The gait the horse is doing looks like the movement of a Missouri Foxtrotter. I have ridden two different Foxtrotters and have observed many more. They are an extremely comfortable horse to be mounted on.
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