An acquaintance has, I guess, "engaged my services" to try and set her TWH's gait.
He's never really been encouraged to do anything specific and I'm really not all that familiar with gaited horses so we're both kind of muddling along.
Luckily my late Arab mare could flatwalk...and something else that I never could figure out..so I have some idea of what a true gait should feel like. But I really don't know how to encourage him to gait correctly and stick with it.
He seems very pacey - it's his go-to. I'm not sure how much of that is natural inclination and how much is just what he's always been allowed to do.
He's barefoot, ridden in a snaffle....
I can get him into a flatwalk pretty easily, but he can't seem to hold it worth beans.
Here's a video of him, I'm 99% sure he's pacing here [not me riding so ignore the rider]
First, I guess, IS he pacing in that video?
Secondly, since he is so pacey, is it even possible for him to get to a point of reliably gaiting?
Thirdly, what can his riders/handler do to encourage him to gait properly and not pace?
Thank you!!! :)