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    01-26-2012, 11:59 PM
There is no way to tell from that video. I did know of one purebred Arabian that had a little gait to him, that was many years ago.
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    01-27-2012, 12:00 AM
I see a horse that's unbalanced in the trot. I don't see one that's doing a non-trot, intermediate gait.

Maybe if we saw free movement in a round pen it might be different.

    01-27-2012, 12:15 AM
LOL I posted a comment on your video.
    01-27-2012, 02:47 PM
Alright, thanks guys for all of your responses! (:

When the old owners said he was gaited I was like ''. Their was nothing that made me think "gaited horse" by the way he was moving .

As far as him being unbalanced, I know see what you are talking about. I am going to guess its from the short length of the lunge line, and also he was just still learning how to lunge.

So, I don't have an Arena, or Round pen to free lunge him in, and he is not quite ready for free lunging in the middle of a open space, so would a video of me trotting him in hand be better? That video was all I could find, but I will get another one if it would work better. And also, do you need to see canter, and trot?
    02-05-2012, 10:49 AM
If he's gaited he might not do it in hand unless you can run fast enough to move him out of the trot (which gaited can and will do) and into the gait. I personally haven't been able to get my gaited horse to gait well with me running and leading her...she has a really long stride and she just powers up but isn't really gaiting.

What might work is to get a really long lunge line and get rid of the poles on the ground - they cannot gait over poles - because that's forcing the horse to break its stride and trot over the poles and the video showed it was not good at that yet. On this really long lunge line, see if you can get some explosion of speed as the horse comes off the 'short side' of the arena to the 'long side' of the arena and let the horse think it can go straight down the long side -- maybe with asking for speed and seeing the long side ahead it will gait. But, I don't think it's gaited or you would have seen it try to gait even in the video you already did. There would have been choppy steps in there where it was transitioning out of the trot into a slower gait and then back into a trot.

It is hard to tell, though, because those poles make it impossible to gait. In fact gaited trainers will us poles to break up the gait and force the horse to use a different gait if they're re-training a pacy horse back into the more diagonal gaits like a trot or fox trot.
    02-05-2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Actually, it's not really all that uncommon for Arabs to be gaited. It's certainly more common for an Arab to crop up naturally gaited than it is for say, a QH to "magically" be gaited. Of course, the AHA views gaited-ness as a pretty severe fault so it's kind of a "taboo" topic.
My mare (an Arab with the outside chance of being a QH/Arab cross) is gaited. However, she's not well gaited or anything, she's just mildly gaited. One of her ancestors, on her dad's side, was so gaited that he was actually double registered as a purebred Arabian first, then inducted into the TWH registry for "superior gaiting"!
Both these purebred Arabian gentlemen are clearly gaited (Rabiyas - just look at that picture and Bazleyd - the Arab who is also a TWH, haha!):

Bazleyd Arabian

Rabiyas Arabian

Anyway, Gallop On, I'm terrible at identifying gaiting from videos... I didn't see any "weird" foot movements but you never know.
My girl gaits very rarely so I have pictures of her gaiting and I've seen her do it but I've never gotten lucky enough to get a video of her doing anything but a trot.
Just wanted to add that Raseyn (Raffles' full brother) was five gaited.

VanMar Arabian Pintos Ancestors Ferseyn, Raseyn

My 26 yr old Arab has three crosses to Raffles and Raseyn but has never been inclined to do anything more than the gorgeous Arab float they are so well known for
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    02-13-2012, 11:03 PM
I don't see a true gait in him but possibly some promise of a fox trot.
    02-15-2012, 09:25 AM
Originally Posted by RunnWalk    
I don't see a true gait in him but possibly some promise of a fox trot.
Alright, whats a fox trot?
    02-18-2012, 11:16 PM
Pretty horse. I so no gaiting in the video at all. He isn't steady at the trotting. Let him smooth out into his true trot without the jump. He'll steady out, smooth out his trot and then teach him to walk, trot, and true canter. He's a good mover and nice looking horse.
    02-19-2012, 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by Heidi Rucki    
Pretty horse. I so no gaiting in the video at all. He isn't steady at the trotting. Let him smooth out into his true trot without the jump. He'll steady out, smooth out his trot and then teach him to walk, trot, and true canter. He's a good mover and nice looking horse.
That was last summer, and now once again he is shedding his winter woolies, so that was awhile ago, he now has a steady trot, I will get a video up soon!

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