can you un-gait a gaited horse?

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can you un-gait a gaited horse?

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    08-15-2011, 09:23 PM
can you un-gait a gaited horse?

I can't stand TW's trot. Can I train him to trot as if he were a qurter?
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    08-15-2011, 09:26 PM
Green Broke
You probably could. But it would be a crying shame.

Why don't you sell him to someone who LOVES gaited horses, and get yourself a horse that trots like a qh?
    08-15-2011, 09:31 PM
I can't let go of him. It would be too hard. Do you have any idea how I could do it?
    08-15-2011, 09:31 PM
Agreed with Indy. My first question is WHY? Second of all.. Tennessee Walkers should not trot. So if yours is trotting, you already have ruined (or "un-gaited") him.

If you want a trotting horse, sell or trade for one.
    08-15-2011, 09:36 PM
I want to barrel him. Im clueless by the way. Its not a trot I should call it his gait
    08-15-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm honestly curious. If you wanted to seriously barrel race, why did you buy a gaited horse? You could still do local events with your guy.. just because he's gaited doesn't mean he can't run!
    08-15-2011, 09:44 PM
Green Broke
Nope I don't know how you could do it. And I honestly don't think you should. Maybe we aren't being clear here. You have a horse that a lot of people put a lot of years of selective breeding and work into having that exceptional, different gait. That smooth gait is what sets his breed apart from (and some would say above) a quarter horse.

Barrel racing is not done at a trot. Many Walkers can canter/gallop without affecting their gaits, so if that is your only concern, it shouldn't really come into play.

To take all the generations of work, effort, blood sweat and tears, and undo it for selfish reasons of wanting to barrel race a horse entirely unsuited for barrel racing, is kind of a terrible thing to do, in my mind.

Either barrel race him at his gait and accept you have a horse that is never going to be a primo barrel racer (even if he could trot), or find a sport better suited to his style, or sell him to someone who does love what he is, and get yourself a horse that DOES suit your own needs. Your doing a greater disservice and cruelty to the horse in undoing what he has been bred for, then selling him on to someone who will love him for exactly what he is.
    08-15-2011, 09:50 PM
I have to agree with the others. Gaited horses have been bred to be gaited for ages, trying to ungait them is basically impossible and really, quite unfair to your horse. If you want a barrel horse, get one bred to do that job and enjoy your gaited horse for what he is.
    08-15-2011, 09:56 PM
I agree too, a TW's gaits are special and another person who actually apreciates that would love to have your horse. Why don't you just buy a barrel horse?
    08-15-2011, 09:59 PM
I used to own TWH's and you can't change their gait to a trot. They are naturally gaited and trying to train them not to would probably only irritate the heck out of a horse because he won't understand what you want.
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