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post #1 of 14 Old 11-17-2010, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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anybody have any foxtrotters?

I have one and even at 26 you can't wear her out. She's the best trail horse and when I can get her to gait, is the smoothist thing in the world.

I've seen lots of walker threads on here and was just wondering who had foxtrotters.
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-17-2010, 01:39 PM
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I have four Fox Trotters. They are all trail horses and also pack. We ride and camp in the mountains as much as possible. Each is a bit different but they are all nice horses and very trustworthy on the trails. Makes me wish that riding season wasn't really over for the year! I have a place to ride all winter but it's not the same as being in the mountains or camping.

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-17-2010, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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I can't ride any where around here but my little pasture until deer season is over. I miss going out on trails. My little mare is an awesome trail horse and is so willing. Sometimes I wish I could wear her out because sometimes she's more persistent than I am. She loves to be in front.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-07-2010, 11:00 PM
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I have one MFT mare. (Ginger) She has a foal which is half Fresian. Black & White. We love them dearly. Extremely good trail horse. Picture is of Razzie @ 3 days old.

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-08-2010, 07:38 AM
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I bought my first MFT a little over a year ago. Very easy going guy. Smoth as silk..... Enjoy yours!!!!

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-08-2010, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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ibedoc that foal is adorable!!

Mingiz I definitely enjoy my mare. I just dread the day when I don't have her anymore. She's such an awesome horse and I've had her for so long I just can't imagine her not being with me.
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-08-2010, 12:05 PM
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I have one! See "Isabelle" in my horses section.

I can't hardly tire my girl out either. That is super for summer, but in the winter she can be a handful. People assure me gaited horses aren't "hot." But if hot isn't the right word, I'm not sure what to call it.

She is so sweet. You couldn't ask for a kinder horse. And she has lots of "go" which I like. But she also gets herself so worked up sometimes I can't hardly get her to walk going home. I guess you would call that barn sour. So we work on that A LOT. Yesterday I trail rode her for just shy of 3 hours and had to do lots of hill work to take the edge off so we could actually walk on a loose rein coming home.

So I would describe her as sweet but excitable. I am not the kind of person that hops on and expects her to gait. Her best gait is actually her flat walk, so I am super happy just walking. I don't think I am pushing her or giving her energetic vibes. I'm really a relaxed, almost lazy sort of rider. But maybe she was trained in such a way that she feels like she has to rush. I've only had her a little over a year so I don't know.

But I love, love, love her.
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-08-2010, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have one! See "Isabelle" in my horses section.

I can't hardly tire my girl out either. That is super for summer, but in the winter she can be a handful. People assure me gaited horses aren't "hot." But if hot isn't the right word, I'm not sure what to call it.

She is so sweet. You couldn't ask for a kinder horse. And she has lots of "go" which I like. But she also gets herself so worked up sometimes I can't hardly get her to walk going home. I guess you would call that barn sour. So we work on that A LOT. Yesterday I trail rode her for just shy of 3 hours and had to do lots of hill work to take the edge off so we could actually walk on a loose rein coming home.

So I would describe her as sweet but excitable. I am not the kind of person that hops on and expects her to gait. Her best gait is actually her flat walk, so I am super happy just walking. I don't think I am pushing her or giving her energetic vibes. I'm really a relaxed, almost lazy sort of rider. But maybe she was trained in such a way that she feels like she has to rush. I've only had her a little over a year so I don't know.

But I love, love, love her.
I know what you mean. That describes my Lightning to a T.
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-14-2010, 04:55 PM
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I have one - Angel-, she's not always an Angel though. She used to just take off real fast, but I've gotten her out of that. But she will move out-smoooth. Took me a long time to get her to leave the other two horses willingly. But I worked at it and she is a lot better now.

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post #10 of 14 Old 12-17-2010, 08:47 PM
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Our old MFT passed away a few years ago from founder, but he was the most bombproof horse you can get!
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