Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
I'm sorry raisinandelena--I didn't mean to bring up a sore subject!! **hugs**. You know, they do show a lot of gaited horses, but your horse's personality has a lot to do with your success. I was surprised last month when DH and I did a living history demo for 5th graders, and my KMHSA mare was "Miss Perfect." Every cue I gave her was light and every response was calm and correct. I backed with 2 ounces of pressure on the reins--she won't do THAT at home, but she was showing off. Now, SHE would make a good showhorse. I just posted bc a LOT of people think that their breed of horse is multi-talented and can do it all and it just isn't so. Form for function.
I would suggest, if you want to jump your gaited horse, that you try it either at a walk or at a lope. =D