hard time getting him to gait... - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds > Gaited Horses

hard time getting him to gait...

This is a discussion on hard time getting him to gait... within the Gaited Horses forums, part of the Horse Breeds category

Like Tree6Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Originally Posted by Darrin    

-For pacers you want to shift your center of gravity back. For trotters you shift it forward. How far you shift depends on your horse.
According to the book Easy-Gaited Horses (cause I'm no expert), it's the other way around. Back for trotters, forward for pacers. That's why when Icelanders race at the pace, they sit up straight even though it's not aerodynamic.
Sponsored Links
    04-23-2012, 12:12 PM
I found that the saddle I used to ride in (a barrel saddle) prevented my mare from fox trotting comfortably. She gaits the best when we ride bareback. Riding bareback has a ton of pluses, and when most people get used to riding bareback using a saddle becomes uncomfortable and difficult! Well for me anyways. The saddle that I have is perfect for my fox trotter because it allows her freedom of movement. It is a Freeform treeless saddle. I suggest looking them up! They are worth the money. I have yet to find something ill fitting about my Freeform :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm having a hard time getting my horse to WALK! dejavuchicka Horse Training 2 03-13-2012 08:27 PM
Having a hard time with saddles please help slingshot Horse Tack and Equipment 11 07-28-2011 02:11 PM
I'm having a hard time finding her lines drafts4ever Horse Breeding 13 01-07-2011 10:42 PM
hard manure, hard time passing manure kim_angel Horse Health 11 05-05-2010 12:08 PM
time to get to the hard part of xmas! englishcowgrl Horse Talk 2 12-27-2007 11:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0