Is baby gaited?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds > Gaited Horses

Is baby gaited?

This is a discussion on Is baby gaited? within the Gaited Horses forums, part of the Horse Breeds category
  • Picture of a horse going pace

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-17-2010, 01:01 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Is baby gaited?

Hi all!

I was wondering if my new baby Zane is gaited. Here is a photo that shows what he does when he keeps up with his momma.

And if it's a gait, what kind does it look like?

Momma is a Foxtrotter and dad is a Quarter Horse.

I was thinking it looked like some sort of lateral gait, but I'm not really sure. His mom is my first gaited horse so I have limited experience with gaits and such.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg zane gait.jpg (93.6 KB, 214 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-17-2010, 01:05 AM
  #2
Foal
Looks gaited to me, the diagonals aren't going together,
     
    07-17-2010, 01:05 AM
  #3
Green Broke
The horse I've seen that are gaited kind of look like they duck paddle in the back. Sorry, I don't know how to explain it any other way.
     
    07-17-2010, 01:31 AM
  #4
Foal
He looks gaited, but I couldn't tell you what.
     
    07-17-2010, 01:58 AM
  #5
Started
I think its a pace... Pace:two-beat, lateral gait with fore and hind-leg on the same side moving together. There is a minimum of concussion and more or less a side or rolling motion with little knee fold. It requires a smooth, hard footing and a minimum of draft. Trotting downhill will cause some trotters to pace; pacing uphill will cause some pacers to trot. The pace is a speed gait.
     
    07-17-2010, 03:17 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I was thinking maybe it was some form of running walk, because pacing in general isn't a smooth gait, and he sure looks like he glides along without noticeable side-to-side movement. But I agree, looking at it in a still photo, it looks like a pace.

Hmmm. Any gaited horse experts out there? I know there are very fine lines between some of the gaits. Like I have even heard of a "stepping pace" where the legs move like a pace but the timing is slightly different, so the gait is smooth.

Momma can do an assortment of gaits, from a Foxtrot, to a running walk (when she is excited), to a pace (when I try to ask for a canter). So that doesn't narrow it down much! But it definitely doesn't look like a Foxtrot, that much I can determine. It seems to be his intermediate gait, which he does instead of trotting. I have also seen him canter.
     
    07-17-2010, 10:00 AM
  #7
Green Broke
I would say from the picture it looks like a pace too, but like you already said if it looks very smooth it might be a stepping pace. My knowledge is also very limited in terms of gaited horses. I did have at one time a mare that was a Walker/Friesian cross and she was gaited - she had what appeared to be a pace but folks on here determined it must have been a stepping pace as it was extremely smooth to ride.

Whatever it is, you must post many more pictures of him, he's a doll!
     
    07-17-2010, 10:33 AM
  #8
Yearling
He is clearly lateral, but this does not tell you what he will do under saddle. It's quite common in North American gaited breeds to see a divergence in movement under saddle and movement at liberty.

It's also not uncommon to see changes in gait as a horse matures. So what he does as a weanling and what he does as three year old can be different.

G.
     
    07-17-2010, 12:13 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guilherme    
He is clearly lateral, but this does not tell you what he will do under saddle. It's quite common in North American gaited breeds to see a divergence in movement under saddle and movement at liberty.

It's also not uncommon to see changes in gait as a horse matures. So what he does as a weanling and what he does as three year old can be different.

G.
Ditto all that. I bought one TWH when he was 20 months - right at the gangly stage. He did things with his hooves and legs at liberty that I marveled why he just didn't end up in a tangle on the ground

By the time he was coming four he was setting himself into a running walk under saddle. <--- I know folks say you have to "set the gait", but I still have three TWH's and have never "set the gait" on any of them.

Point being, give the baby plent of time and don't stress if you see trotting in the pasture --- especially if there's a trotting horse out there because horses do mimic each other

I will say the only time I ever had a gaited horse trot under saddle with me, the horse needed adjusted in the Atlas bone and sacrum areas from too many antics in the pasture. After two weeks off, he was back to being a gaitin' fool with a beautiful head nod.
     
    07-17-2010, 02:22 PM
  #10
Yearling
"Setting the gait" is done by trainers so that amateurs that don't know how to ride can get on the horse and make it do something. If you know how to ride you don't need to "set" a gait because you know that you might want to alter the way of going for some purpose. In short, it's a practice that denotes ignorance and lack of skill on the part of the rider.

This does not mean you don't train the horse to perform when given a command to perform.

G.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gaited vs. non-gaited? horseluver250 Horse Breeds 2 06-15-2010 06:27 PM
Got a new, gaited horse! :) Zab Gaited Horses 29 10-11-2009 04:05 PM
Gaited maybe? Wallaby Gaited Horses 3 07-15-2009 08:01 PM
How did you come to find your gaited wonder? Curly_Horse_CMT Gaited Horses 10 01-13-2009 02:25 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0