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post #11 of 24 Old 11-21-2011, 12:42 AM
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I love a gaited horse, but I've ridden the "others" for so long, that I really like to have 1 of each. Even that can change though as I get older & now w/retirement getting closer-I'll be doing much more riding. So, if I get a 3rd horse,I'd probably get another gaited one. I've never ridden a pure bred Icelandic-would like to try that-I did ride a part one & really liked it & loved her size-13.2 & color-beautiful buttermilk dappled buckskin-I've really regretted not buying her, but I couldn't justify her price at the time.
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post #12 of 24 Old 11-21-2011, 10:29 AM
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My little black TWH (the one in my avatar pic) is the first TWH I ever rode - I was just horse-shopping for a good trail horse, knew next to nothing about the breed or gaits but wanted something with a good and willing temperament. We did a "test ride" in the arena and out on a short ride around the perimeter of the farm.

I tried to "play it cool" and not seem too eager, since I didn't have a trailer with me to take him home that day. . .but I was barely out of the seller's driveway when I called my parents to tell them "I just found my new horse." That was just over ten years ago. . .my lil' blackie is now 13 years old and I plan on being his "forever home." He's just awesome.

My boyfriend has a sorrel gelding, which I usually ride when we go on camping trips because he's a little bigger and faster and able to keep up with my boyfriend's long-legged 17hh TWH.

I remember one ride in particular, though, where I was out front and moved the sorrel up a couple of gears. The trail was hilly, with lots of twists and turns, but that horse never missed a stride and was smooth as glass the whole time. There was no tension in his movement, though - he was totally relaxed, just really moving out.

I finally "shut him down" when I realized that the rest of the group was back in a cloud of dust.

When they finally caught up with me, my boyfriend asked if I realized how fast we were going. It's just one of those things that you can't explain it until you've felt it. They're amazing horses.

"Parelli horsemanship is just like painting by the numbers. You need absolutely no skill. You just put this color here and this color there, and when you're done, you have ... a mess no one wants." mp
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post #13 of 24 Old 11-21-2011, 07:26 PM
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i would love to ride and/or own another gaited horse. my first horse was gaited and i fell in love, then i got a QH and my TWH passed and then got another cross QH and another horse but havent been gaited yet. maybe my next horse will be gaited.... i hope so. :)
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post #14 of 24 Old 12-26-2011, 01:49 PM
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Gaited horses are great for trails and they have amazing temperaments. No need to post ;)


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post #15 of 24 Old 12-26-2011, 05:40 PM
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saw a cute sign the other day.. it said..

"and on the 8th day God said horses shall not trot... and the good ones listened" LOL
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post #16 of 24 Old 12-28-2011, 03:59 PM
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I have a paso fino. Seriously the best horse EVER! I barely noticed he was moving. Getting off of him and on to my QH/mustang. Holy hell she rattles my brains out in comparison. Such a sweet tempered boy too!
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post #17 of 24 Old 12-29-2011, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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I got to ride my second one a few weeks ago. The woman that works at the barn just had a baby, and she said I can ride him whenever I please. Needless to say, they said he was more comfortable than the other TWH I rode, I didnt think it was possible, but WOW were they right!!! Really falling for the gaited breeds
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post #18 of 24 Old 12-30-2011, 10:47 AM
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Yes, every horse has a unique movement-it's really a trip trying them all out-hehe. Have fun!
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post #19 of 24 Old 12-30-2011, 10:51 AM
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I love a gaited horse, but I've ridden the "others" for so long, that I really like to have 1 of each. Even that can change though as I get older & now w/retirement getting closer-I'll be doing much more riding. So, if I get a 3rd horse,I'd probably get another gaited one. I've never ridden a pure bred Icelandic-would like to try that-I did ride a part one & really liked it & loved her size-13.2 & color-beautiful buttermilk dappled buckskin-I've really regretted not buying her, but I couldn't justify her price at the time.
There is nothing like riding a purebred Icelandic in a fast tolt, they are the Mercedes of the gaited horses. They maybe short but they have power, and stamina. I just love mine. They are pricy but well worth it.
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post #20 of 24 Old 12-30-2011, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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There is nothing like riding a purebred Icelandic in a fast tolt, they are the Mercedes of the gaited horses. They maybe short but they have power, and stamina. I just love mine. They are pricy but well worth it.

Ive heard some great things about this breed! A friend of mine did get the experience of riding one, and she loved it! So that is a breed Ill have to try sometime for sure!
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