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gaited horses can jump?!

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  • Are jumping horses gaited
  • Can you jump a gaited horse?

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    10-31-2011, 03:47 AM
  #1
Foal
Wink gaited horses can jump?!

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!
     
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    10-31-2011, 04:59 AM
  #2
Foal
Every horse can jump, some are just better than others
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    10-31-2011, 08:23 AM
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Weanling
Why would anyone think they can't? I don't get it. They are the same as any other horse, just smoother.
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    10-31-2011, 10:11 AM
  #4
Trained
Depends on the gait they use... Standardbreds are gaited but it is EXTREMELY dangerous to try to jump from the pace. I don't know about the horses that singlefoot/amble/rack/tolt etc etc, just the gaited breed I have experience with. He didn't pace but that was a specific requirement when I was looking, before I bought him, because I knew I wanted to jump.
     
    10-31-2011, 11:05 AM
  #5
Foal
I was told that ALL gaiteds were unsafe to jump
     
    10-31-2011, 11:10 AM
  #6
Banned
This sort of debate really annoys me, as a owner of a Racking mare.

My gaited horse can do any sport the non gaited ones can....

That being said, she won't be nearly as good at it

Just because a horse can gait doesn't mean they can't do basic things that every horse knows how to do to some extent, it just means they were bred for a different purpose and will excel in what they were bred to do.
     
    10-31-2011, 11:58 AM
  #7
Foal
Oh yes I agree but I was just so amazed I guess lol cause when I was younger someone beat into my head that they couldn't . And a lot of people told me it was a mistake guying a gaited horse but he has an amazing temperment and I love him. Jus5t new to the gaited side lol :)
     
    10-31-2011, 12:36 PM
  #8
Yearling
I had a Saddlebred that I did jumpers with. She loved it and was very good at jumping. We jumped up to 3'3" and she never had a problem. Before I got her she pulled a cart for the Amish...so she never had jumping experience before, but she caught onto jumping very well. I also did some dressage with her, but she didnt have the patience for it and didnt enjoy it that much.
     
    10-31-2011, 12:51 PM
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Weanling
My arab/saddlebred used to be a show horse in western/english pleasure, arab/saddlebred classes, driving classes etc...and since then he can western game, trail ride in the mountains here at home and jump small obstacles. He free jumped a 4ft fence at a dead stop one day when the horses were changing fields for turn out. It was spectacular to see! Horses are truly amazing.
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    10-31-2011, 01:22 PM
  #10
Green Broke
So he is 1/2 Quarter Horse and he gaits? Do you know what gait(s) he does?

The reason I ask is because I have a 1/2 QH (sire) and 1/2 Fox Trotter (dam) yearling. I haven't seen him gait since he was a few days old and I was told 1/2 gaited horses tend not to inherit gait.

But I would LOVE it if my baby had a gait under saddle. I guess I won't know until a couple more years. But that is why I am curious about your guy. It is a similar cross.
     

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