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    08-01-2010, 10:12 AM
  #11
Weanling
Naturally gaited horses don't need to trained to gait, more the riders need to learn how to sit their horse to allow their natural gait to come forward. There are so many misconceptions out there on how to sit your horse, most coming from the posture most show people use which is exaggerated.

Like the others stated Saddlebred can be gaited, but it is something they have or they don't. Rather like the appaloosa "indian shuffle". Some have it and are carefully bred to keep it going.
     
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    08-01-2010, 10:37 PM
  #12
Foal
Agree that natually gaited horses - be they Rocky Mountain, Kentucky Mountain, TWH, MFT, Paso - don't need to be trained but the rider needs to be trained to sit and collect the horse so that they can naturally gait.
     
    08-05-2010, 09:30 AM
  #13
Weanling
My RMH is naturally gaited, and it is beautiful. After reading the posts, will this change when I finally get to ride him? (he is only 2) He doesn't trot after his walk, (I am not sure what it is called, gaited horses are new to me) but it is really smooth.
     
    08-05-2010, 05:39 PM
  #14
Foal
Angry

Churumbeque, I don't want to sound rude, but you're completely wrong. Saddlebreds are just as versatile as any breed out there. Yes, even quarter horse. I say that because they can do anything quarter horse can do, with the addition of saddle seat/show (and you don't see many QHs doing that). What? You don't believe me? Well, take a look...

Discipline saddlebreds are seen doing (with style):
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2145038AArVfZV(youll have to scroll down)

They may not be popular reining and cutting, but im sure with enough training they can do anything they want.

So, don't say my breed can't do anything but show. That just shows everyone how completely ignorant you are about the breed.
     
    08-05-2010, 05:51 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Saddlebred. I think Churumbeque was talking about saddlebreds traqined to be "gaited" the ones with fine bones and high leg action, ones with swan necks and such.I am sure she knows that saddlebreds as a breed are perfectly capable of doing anything any other horse breed can do, but just questioning those specificially bred for gaited showing in any other discipline because of how hot they are and how they move...
     
    08-05-2010, 06:01 PM
  #16
Foal
Thumbs down

Ill have you know my barn friends and I own some of the most top-quality 5 gaited elegant saddlebreds in the southeastern states (most people would probably faint if they saw the asking price for them right now.). It just so happens that my champion 5 gaited park mare also events, and my country english pleasure gelding has been in many western pleasure classes (won many, in fact). So don't say the elegant showing horses can't jump or do dressage or western and excel at it. They can. (im still not trying to be rude here, its just coming across that way. Im just defending my breed and my personal horses.)

As for the original topic this tread was created about, check this out, abbyshamrock You Can Collect That Gaited Horse | Gaited Horse Training Articles. Hope it helps!
     
    08-07-2010, 09:29 AM
  #17
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebred    
churumbeque, I don't want to sound rude, but you're completely wrong. Saddlebreds are just as versatile as any breed out there. Yes, even quarter horse. I say that because they can do anything quarter horse can do, with the addition of saddle seat/show (and you don't see many QHs doing that). What? You don't believe me? Well, take a look...

Discipline saddlebreds are seen doing (with style):
What exactly is a saddlebred? - Yahoo! Answers(youll have to scroll down)

They may not be popular reining and cutting, but im sure with enough training they can do anything they want.

So, don't say my breed can't do anything but show. That just shows everyone how completely ignorant you are about the breed.
Indeed? How many have won doing events at the Stampede or NFR? How many have won the Tevis? The Rolex or Spruce Meadows?

Saddlebreds are just fine for what they do, but they were not bread as a "generalist" horse but a "specialist" horse, I.e., a comfortable and stylish mount to get from here to there.

Some horses are generalists (QHs, TWHs, Mangalarga Marchadors, etc.). Some are specialists (TBs, Racking Horses, Standardbreds, etc.). A generalist is neither superior nor inferior to a specialist (or vice versa) unless you're talking about that specialty.

Put another way, you can fit a square peg into a round hole but it's going to tough on the peg, the hole, and person swinging the hammer.

G.
     
    08-09-2010, 12:10 AM
  #18
Foal
Since when are TWHs generalists? I just happen to have owned a couple flat-shods and noticed they are great for trails and free riding, but when it comes to jumping they can't keep up with those hanos. Definitely not grand prix material.

And what about QHs? You see them doing western (reining, cutting, pole bending, etc.) and maybe some dressage and jumping. Now, let me ask how many of those have won events at the Stampede, NFR etc? maybe more have than saddlebreds, but that may be just because their build and popularity and overpopulation due to said popularity. Yes, eventing is done better by hanos, hunters, warmbloods and such breeds, but my point is not on 'generalists' or 'specialists'. It is on the fact that saddlebreds can do much more than trot (AND amble) around a show ring. They can do anything you train them to do (they may not be great at it, but they can do it pretty well for a horse of their build.)

If 'mangalaras' and 'marchadors' are such generalists then, why have I never heard if them? Really. Im not trying to be rude, im just wondering. Do you have a web link or anything explaining the breed?
     
    08-09-2010, 03:56 AM
  #19
Foal
In defence of my breed I need to mention that twh can do about anything you want to train them to do.....did you know that a TWH won craig camerons extreme cowboy race. The horse had to do difficult trail work, cattle work, water crossing, jumping reining and everything else a twh is supposedly unable to do. Check it out at Untitled Document
     
    08-09-2010, 01:15 PM
  #20
Yearling
Not to be off color here, but when I read the original post, it wasn't about what breeds can or can't do what.

I'm sorry OP, I can't offer help on this one. Maybe somebody else can.
     

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