So.... I am new to owning a gaited horse. Never really knew much about them but had ridden some Spotted Saddle Horses and remembered their smooth ride. I have recently aquired my boy Raisin at the end of august. As some of you may know :) he is a 15.2 hh 5 year old Tennessee Walker Quarter Horse mix. After my jumping accident as a teen all I did horse related was give some childrens riding lessons and coached a few people on jumping.
Well that is until I finally decided to get my big girl pants on and finally buy my own horse again after 6 years of not having a horse at all.
So anyways I tend to waunder off with stuff no one cares about and need to get to the main point lol
I was snooping around youtube and saw some amazing gaited horses doing dressage and JUMPING! The reason I ended up purchasing my boy is that he was gaited and it would help with not jaring my back as some days are better than others. Well I was very amazed by how well these gaited horses jump. I seriously sat and just went video to video for a few hours.
I know my boy has talent in jumping because the first day I had him I put him in a small paddock for him to adjust.... went into the house to wash my hands and while I was at the sink I looked out the window... and I watched him jump out of the pen over the stock gate!! O.O. Just never thought people competed in jumping with gaiteds. But wow much to my suprise they can do a LOT! :) so I am excited to see where my journey into this side of the horse world....:) thought I would share my new findings ... thanks for reading!