Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
"Now I of course would want a well-rounded horse that is also happy to walk and gait slow"
My rule of thumb is 10 hours of walking for every 1 hr of speed racking. Seldom are they good speed rackers if they are not very competitive. As such, you have to be very careful to let them know, it is only when you ask for speed, that they give it to you. I have one that I never let lead when we are speeding down the trail. He is always at least one nose back, otherwise, he will run away with you in a heart beat. But keep him one nose back and he is easy to handle 100% of the time. You can ride him with very light, little finger contact all of the time.