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    08-31-2011, 07:44 PM
  #11
Trained
The only stereotype we have in these parts is that gaited horses are for old people with bad backs. I have ridden & trained only 1 gaited horse, Pervuian Paso. Yes, after awhile the gaiting got boring, however extremely easy to ride.
     
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    08-31-2011, 08:44 PM
  #12
Weanling
Ignore them and do what you do. Engaging in a "snappy comeback war" is generally a self-defeating enterprise (unless your name happens to be Groucho Marx or Bob Hope ).

Can gaited horses do anything a trotter can do? And vice versa? Well, sometimes. It all depends upon the conformation and training of the horse and the skill of the rider. You'll not see a gaited horse take the Roses at Churchill Downs or win the Rolex or take top honors at the Stampede. Does that mean they're not as "good" as a TB or WB or QH? In one sense, yes. In a broader sense, no. They are different. Applying the "horses for courses" rule that's not a surprise. Or a Bad Thing!!!

Enjoy your horse for what it is. Train it (and yourself) to do what pleases you. If that offends others then let them be offended.

G.
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    09-02-2011, 09:51 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
I would just tell them you brought your evian and can drink it with out spilling it.
Oh, this is great! Love it!
     
    09-02-2011, 11:01 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Get in front and laugh when they can't keep up, or they have to contantly trot, walk, trot walk. I'll never own anything but a gaited horse, Id just assume to never ever ever trot again,
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    09-03-2011, 10:06 AM
  #15
Yearling
At the Saddle Club I once belonged to we had a girl who rode a 5-gaited American Saddlebred at the monthly Saturday Night Playdays, in which the events were barrel racing, pole-bending, key-hole, etc. We all had as much fun cheering her and her horse on as she did doing the events.

To the OP- your friends may be just harassing you just to get a *rise out of you* and see you get frustrated with them. Just ignore them and go your merry way....
     
    09-04-2011, 02:26 PM
  #16
Weanling
I think most people jest in fun. If it is bothering you tell them it is bothering you... And most people stop. Especially of they are friends. I like to tell my sister that her paint looks just like a cow, and she tells me that my Arabian needs ridalin. I kinda chuckled at the evian thing... Sorry!
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    09-10-2011, 10:34 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by candandy49    
At the Saddle Club I once belonged to we had a girl who rode a 5-gaited American Saddlebred at the monthly Saturday Night Playdays, in which the events were barrel racing, pole-bending, key-hole, etc. We all had as much fun cheering her and her horse on as she did doing the events.
YEAAAAAH! Go Saddlebreds (My rant: Saddlebreds CAN do other disciplines than saddleseat)! I miss my 5 gaited Saddlebred gelding I used to lease, I now lease a 3 gaited Saddlebred and barebacking him can be torture, but he is amazing in other things. Love him :)

As for the versatility of gaited breeds; I know of a Racking horse mare that is considered crazy to the other borders at her barn. She had upright head carriage and stepped very high naturally like the Saddlebreds I know. She was eventually trained to do reining, barrels and showjumping 4' +. She won many shows in each discipline. She was also very nice bareback and on the trail.
     
    09-12-2011, 08:07 AM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
The only stereotype we have in these parts is that gaited horses are for old people with bad backs. I have ridden & trained only 1 gaited horse, Pervuian Paso. Yes, after awhile the gaiting got boring, however extremely easy to ride.

Should have got a 5 gaited saddlebred.....they can gait AND trot. No way to get bored with that! Just kidding....but seriously.
Love mine, nothing he can't do.
That said, there is a FB group that is discussing starting a versatility show for the 'saddleseat' breeds. We are working on getting the word out that not all asb's are ss horses.
     
    09-13-2011, 10:37 PM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by SaddleDragon    
Should have got a 5 gaited saddlebred.....they can gait AND trot. No way to get bored with that! Just kidding....but seriously.
Love mine, nothing he can't do.
That said, there is a FB group that is discussing starting a versatility show for the 'saddleseat' breeds. We are working on getting the word out that not all asb's are ss horses.
Saddlebreds and pretty much any breed that can gait in general, to me, has to be the best thing on 4 hooves yet, and your horse sounds awesome!
About the show... Yes yes yes! That sounds AMAZING! Anyone who plans/organizes that show is my hero. I would train my horses day and night to compete in every discipline horse-ly possible! This makes me re-think deleting my fb... Thanks for the info :)
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    09-13-2011, 11:18 PM
  #20
Trained
1) Why stick with Evian, impress them with the Dom Perignon and not a drop spilled
2) When they won't take your boy for a test ride, nod sympathetically and say, "Well, yes, you DO need a seat to ride this boy, Bless your heart!". Yes, I am Southern and Bless your heart says it all.

That all said, I ride a big saddlebred mare and she can go so fast that I'm back at camp having a coke by the time they get half way down the trail. LOL, when they give me fits, I tell 'em I don't like to have to do CPR or use a defibrillator to jump start my horse.

When I ride one of my Arabians and they give me fits about that I just smile and keep trotting, and trotting, and trotting, and trotting.....You get my picture? LOL! And back at camp when their horses are standing on shaking legs, dripping sweat from nose to tail I trot by with my Arab who is wet only where the saddle went. Nuff said.
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