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post #1 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just rode my first TWH...

...and I doubt I'll ever ride another breed!

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to ride a 20yr old TWH gelding, former state champ, for about half an hour this weekend. I'd never seen a gaited horse in the flesh before, much less ridden one. Watching him move was amazing when his owner gave me a demo, then I got into the saddle...

OMG, I swear I was in heaven with the first few steps of his running-walk! The gliding along, pretty head-shake, it just added up to the most incredible riding experience I've ever had! I've been horse shopping for the past few months, considering everything from QH to Arab, drafts to ponies... But now, I've cleared out all of my "wishlists" and started searching only for Walkers.

I can't wait to find "The One" and have a lovely gaited horse of my own!!!

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 03:45 PM
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I couldn't agree more :) Before my husband bought Milo for my birthday I did the same thing, learned and watched all I could about every breed I could... Then I met Milo and Little Blackie and it was all over.. had to have em!
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 05:59 PM
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Best of luck to you with your search. I hope you find the perfect horse. Walkers are great, especially for those with bad backs/knees. :)
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post #4 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 11:48 PM
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My boyfriend has a walker and I have a spotted saddle horse who isnt walker but does have a nice little running walk and it is wonderful. Just watch out because not all walkers have the nice running walk. We bought Mystery (my boyfriends walker) in January but looked for over a month and there were a bunch of walkers with jolty gaits. I found that the stockier (more of the traditional/plantation built) ones have a nicer gait. Just personal experience
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Scrambles & Milo! I'm searching near and far to find the perfect one! Well, as perfect as I can afford, that is!

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I found that the stockier (more of the traditional/plantation built) ones have a nicer gait. Just personal experience
That's good to know. I prefer stockier built horses overall anyway!

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-26-2009, 12:20 AM
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I'm not sure where in MI you are but if you are interested I have a friend who is heavy in to gaited horses and has a few real nice ones for sale.

Put your ass on some class...ride a THOROUGHBRED
http://www.classyquarters.weebly.com
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-26-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure where in MI you are but if you are interested I have a friend who is heavy in to gaited horses and has a few real nice ones for sale.
I'm just outside of Lansing, so pretty centrally located. I'm willing to look anywhere in the Lower Peninsula and even a bit of northern Ohio/Indiana if needed.

My ideal would be a mature (6yrs or older) well-broke horse with trail experience and a nice smooth gait. I'm not particular about gender or color, doesn't need to be a show quality horse but I'd prefer registered if possible just in case I ever decide to show later. My price range isn't all that high, unfortunately - trying to stay under $1500 if possible.

I'd love to get in touch with anyone you might know that has horses which might fit my needs!

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post #8 of 14 Old 08-26-2009, 11:33 AM
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ill send you come "correct" links lol. But they are definantly out there at your price range. The one I just got(the one in my avitar) is a 8 year old gelding double registered SSHBEA and NSHA. Ill check it out see if I can find some in MICHIGAN *chuckles to herself*
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post #9 of 14 Old 08-26-2009, 03:32 PM
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His name is Lonny and his number is 269-664-4942 I am friends with his grandson and he said they have a few.

Put your ass on some class...ride a THOROUGHBRED
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-26-2009, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I am going out of town tonight thru Sunday, so I will try to call Lonny next week! :)

-Kate

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