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post #11 of 19 Old 07-03-2010, 04:19 PM
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I went to Tennessee Walkers 19+ years ago due to back issues.

I have three TWH's and still have an Arab who is the best horse for young children a person could ask for.

For those folks considering going gaited, whatever breed you choose:

PLEASE REMEMBER the same gait may not feel the same on different horses due to their skeletal structure.

The running walk on my tall lanky athletic built TWH feels very different than it does on my "Quarter Horse Stout" shorter coupled TWH.

My best ride for my back is the Fella in my avatar that does the dreaded stepping pace smoother than some TWH's can perform the running walk.

He's the guy I bought 19+ years ago and I sure am glad I was gait-stupid because he's been a horse that only comes around once in a lifetime. Even my trimmer says he'd be a wealthy man if he could find 100 horses like this one

Anyway, the same gait can feel different on each horse, so don't give up on a particular breed because the first few you try out don't feel comfortable to your specific issues
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-04-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Mountain Horse World Show

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It is going to be a great show this year - lots of participants and prize money. Will send you a personal note so that we can connect at the show.
Sounds like something that would be very interesting to attend to meet folks and see/learn a lot about this gaited mountain horse breed - where can I find more information?
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post #13 of 19 Old 07-04-2010, 07:03 PM
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United Mountain Horse Association was formed by members of the existing breed associations interested in having an organization especially dedicated to unifying all Mountain Horses. It showcases the registered Rocky Mountain, Mountain Pleasure and Kentucky Mountain Horses in unity. There are a number of UMH shows across the nation throughout the show season with the World Show Sep 6-11 held in Winchester, KY. It is a great place to meet mountain horse people from all over the World. Learn more at United Mountain Horse, Inc / American Gaited Mountain Horse LLC UMH World Grand ChampionshipWinchester KY
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post #14 of 19 Old 07-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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I have a Spotted Saddle Horse and I couldn't be happier with him. He has a wonderful, very smooth rack and a great personality. Loves trail riding and is very sure-footed. He was a perfect choice for me and I am 55+ as well.
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-09-2010, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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United Mountain Horse Association was formed by members of the existing breed associations interested in having an organization especially dedicated to unifying all Mountain Horses. It showcases the registered Rocky Mountain, Mountain Pleasure and Kentucky Mountain Horses in unity. There are a number of UMH shows across the nation throughout the show season with the World Show Sep 6-11 held in Winchester, KY. It is a great place to meet mountain horse people from all over the World. Learn more at United Mountain Horse, Inc / American Gaited Mountain Horse LLC UMH World Grand ChampionshipWinchester KY
Sounds like fun - thanks
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post #16 of 19 Old 07-09-2010, 09:14 AM
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Sounds like fun - thanks
Its CRAZY! You'll see so many horses and so many top quality horses it'll blow your mind! And good people too...just be ready to drive to almost the middle of nowhere...

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post #17 of 19 Old 07-09-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Its CRAZY! You'll see so many horses and so many top quality horses it'll blow your mind! And good people too...just be ready to drive to almost the middle of nowhere...

Nate
Yeah - Horse Crazy - we did some mapping last night and talked to some friends and I think we are all crazy enough to do this. We don't consider the world show itself "almost in the middle of nowhere" (given that it is less than 45 miles from Lexington and close to Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge - which looks awesome riding). We think we can do the world show in early Sep and then go the 2010 Equestrian show later in Sep. Of course we will leave time to trail ride and visit the beautiful Kentucky farms - which might take us to the middle of nowhere! Hope to see you at the show - let's connect offline. Any West Coasters who have interest in joining, send me a private message so we don't clutter up this thread.
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post #18 of 19 Old 07-09-2010, 03:15 PM
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Yeah - Horse Crazy - we did some mapping last night and talked to some friends and I think we are all crazy enough to do this. We don't consider the world show itself "almost in the middle of nowhere" (given that it is less than 45 miles from Lexington and close to Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge - which looks awesome riding). We think we can do the world show in early Sep and then go the 2010 Equestrian show later in Sep. Of course we will leave time to trail ride and visit the beautiful Kentucky farms - which might take us to the middle of nowhere! Hope to see you at the show - let's connect offline. Any West Coasters who have interest in joining, send me a private message so we don't clutter up this thread.
Yea lots of nice places to ride in EKY, I should be at the World Show, and I'll also be at the WEG on the 8th and 9th of Oct. At the Rocky Mountain Horse Association booth...

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post #19 of 19 Old 07-11-2010, 07:28 PM
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I rode QH's and Paints for over 30 yrs and 3 yrs ago I bought my first TWH and last year I bought my first Missouri Fox Trotter. Will never look back...

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