As someone else mentioned, a registered SSH can be any gaited breed (or mix) that has color (paint qualifications) so it's hard to establish that as a "breed" to me. Same as a registered racking horse. The horse just has to have a racking gait, but can be a TWH, a RMH, or of unknown origins, etc. |
This is interesting. Can someone explain a little further? I didn't know that Spotted Saddle horses weren't necessarily a breed. So any horse that's been trained to gait and has spots would be a Spotted Saddle horse?
How about Mountain Pleasure or Kentucky Mountain horses? Are they breeds or just types of horses?
I'm overall confused about gaiting anyway. A lot of people say that gaited horses like TWHs gait naturally but then I'll read that they need to be trained to gait and if you don't ride them correctly, you can actually ruin their gait.