Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest Virginia
• Horses: 0
We have three gaited horses. First is our 12yo TWH Cash. He can only running walk up to about 8 miles and our and then he has to break to a trot or canter. He Can only gait if someone forces him to carry a high headset. If you don't hold his head up he don't gait. He has a slight bob in the head but not dramatic. Then we have a 7yo TWH Rain who naturally carries an extremely upright headset with her nose tucked in Running walks and racks. She has a beautiful head bob. She is never rode with a tight rein or forced headset. Then we have my 4yo SSH Chey. She is never forced a headset. She rides however she wants. She will running walk, rack, pace, trot or canter on command. She is a speed racker. She usually carries her head in lower position. Not like a qh but not as high as our other TWHs. She also beautiful head bob.
I think one of the reasons more gaited horses seem to be know to have back problems is because of saddles. Some of them need a saddle that has a completely hollowed out channel. Unlike most western saddles.
Last edited by toosexy4myspotz; 12-27-2012 at 11:55 PM.