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post #21 of 25 Old 10-28-2010, 12:45 AM
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Hi CloudsMystique!

The last two photos of Mystique are how I typically "collect" my Mustang at a trot. That looks normal for how I would ride a non-gaited horse.

I've been under the impression (however incorrect or correct), that with a gaited horse you want their nose out and you don't want to tuck them up and round their back. So I am trying to aim for something more like your first photo, or like this photo I found on Google:

I ride her with light contact, but not a totally slack rein. Similar to the guy in the photo above I suppose.

As for her conformation, I'm not really sure what she's built like, other than a broodmare, lol! She isn't the tall, lanky TWH type. And she is really wide in the chest, so I guess she is built more like a QH, but she really doesn't look like a QH either. Here is a good photo of my girl. I know it sounds silly, but to me she looks like a big Arabian.

What I really need to do is, get the neighbor down the road with Fox Trotter experience to watch me ride her and tell me what she is doing. Because I swear she hard trots when she gets going too fast. Or maybe it is a bouncy Fox Trot. But either way, it isn't her best gait. It really feels like a regular trot to me.

She does have a to-die-for flat walk. That is her best, most consistent gait. Friends horses will be trotting, and she will still be at a walk, lol! And when she gets excited she will do a running walk. It feels like her back end is gliding and her front end is a little more animated. I LOVE that gait but she only does it when she is really excited. So many gears, so little time!
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post #22 of 25 Old 11-22-2010, 02:37 AM
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Hi Everyone,
I have owned gaited horses now for about 8 years, and I currently have 3 TWH and I have experienced that the only time I get a sloppy trot is when they are upset or tired. It's kind of a punishment to me when they are unhappy! LOL
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post #23 of 25 Old 11-27-2010, 12:23 PM
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Interesting.. I say that because as far as I know, the "Pushers" are gaiting fools, fast too! But, I agree, I bet this horse is out of shape and just gets lazy. Also, I agree with the training methods Brighteyes told you to do. Its always worked for me, not matter what breed I ride.
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post #24 of 25 Old 12-05-2010, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Riverwalk View Post
That sucks!

I don't understand why dressage trainers want to get their hands on a walking horse. There are enough breeds that trot, leave the gaited ones go.

The reason I say this is, supposedly the new thing is TW Horse Dressage Classes. WHY??

I have a friend, big into Dressage, she wants me to bring my gelding to her SOO bad. I won't do it.

NOTHING Against dressage, not at all. I think it's an awesome way of riding, but not for the gaited horse.
Amen! I say keep the gaited horses & drssage separate!! Maybe they can start a "Raccage" class that encourages the natural movement of TWH...
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post #25 of 25 Old 12-07-2010, 10:32 PM
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I have several horses that are square. Which also means trot. I like it better when they do trot because it is easier to correct them in a trot than it is to correct when they are pacey.
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