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post #11 of 17 Old 02-22-2012, 12:09 PM
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I've never ridden a horse with a trot so comfortable it was comparable to a gait. If your horse is smooth, I'm 99.9 percent sure he's gaiting. If whatever gait he's doing is smooth, you're comfortable, and he's comfortable, all is well! If you could get a video of us, we could help you out further. Some of the people around this forum have a lot of gaited horse knowledge and can make sure you're riding him in a way his best gaits can shine through.
So not true. When I got my 1st gaited horse I had know idea how to tell if he was gaiting. I sent a video to the trainer and they said I wasn't gaiting but he was still very smooth. I had no idea how to tell and gaited horses were rare at that time in my area.

I went to a horse show and a knowledgeable person showed me how to tell and how to ride. Now I can tell and each of my gaited horses need to be ridden differently to get them to gait. If they are ridden improperly they start to develop different muscles and they can loose there gait.
I have no idea about paso finos but when riding a peruvian I listen for pucca pucca pucca and a walker I listen for there hooves to fall to hunk a meat and 2 potatoes. It works.
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post #12 of 17 Old 02-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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He is doing his gait I am sure. If he wasn't and you were at speed? You would know it.

Many horses fall into it naturally, depending on breed. It is what just happens when they are being ridden. Some will have to be enhanced of course.

If you don't feel like you are riding a wringer washer? Horse is gaiting. But can always get someone to video you, and then watch it.
It is easier for a horse to gait going fast then slow. A horse that isn't gaited well can't do it well going slow.
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if I remember right the passo's kinda paddle when they gait so look at his front feet if they go out to the outside and and back in he's doing his gait.
That is for a peruvian and it is called termino. It has nothing to do with gaiting though as they can paddle at the trot.
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There is the Peruvian Paso and the Paso Fino, they have different gaits. The Peruvian Paso is the one who looks like they are paddling in the front. I had my last Peruvian Paso for about 20 years and still miss her. I have rode a few Paso Finos, but they feel different in their gait then the PP.
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Crap. Guess I'm just going to have to wait until spring and our lessons begin to figure it out.
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-08-2012, 11:22 AM
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I've never ridden a horse with a trot so comfortable it was comparable to a gait. If your horse is smooth, I'm 99.9 percent sure he's gaiting. If whatever gait he's doing is smooth, you're comfortable, and he's comfortable, all is well! If you could get a video of us, we could help you out further. Some of the people around this forum have a lot of gaited horse knowledge and can make sure you're riding him in a way his best gaits can shine through.
Actually I have. I know a registered Appaloosa mare who has a super smooth trot, you can't easily post it but it is great for a sitting trot. Also with Paso Finos it is possible for them to have a super smooth trot, so it seems like they are in gait when they actually are not. This is why Paso riders utilize a sounding board. A sounding board is basically wooden platforms that are hallowed out so when the horse is ridden over them the sound of the gait is more easily heard. A horse may appear to be in a corto on the wall, while in reality it is in trocha or even trot and it can't easily be heard until they are on the board.

A Paso Fino will more easily gait when brought into collection. The best way to know is have someone who is familiar with the gait watch you if you are having difficulties telling yourself
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So not true. When I got my 1st gaited horse I had know idea how to tell if he was gaiting. I sent a video to the trainer and they said I wasn't gaiting but he was still very smooth. I had no idea how to tell and gaited horses were rare at that time in my area.

I went to a horse show and a knowledgeable person showed me how to tell and how to ride. Now I can tell and each of my gaited horses need to be ridden differently to get them to gait. If they are ridden improperly they start to develop different muscles and they can loose there gait.
I have no idea about paso finos but when riding a peruvian I listen for pucca pucca pucca and a walker I listen for there hooves to fall to hunk a meat and 2 potatoes. It works.
In reply to the sound for Paso Finos, we listen to for a ticky ticky ticky (say it quickly) sound. Basically listening for 4 distince foot falls.
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