Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
Are you really sure you want to ruin this horse's easy, slow gait. That's exactly what you'll do if you force/train the animated high stepping gait.
If this horse's signature gait is the easy movin slow gait, and you force the animated gait, very, very, few of them can come back.
As cheap as horses are, and if this horse truly has a nice slow gait, you should consider a different horse for this venture.
You can do what your asking, BUT the likely hood of producing a winner is slim to none. Each horses has their own signature gait. When you force them to something foreign to them, they never compete well against those with a natural signature gait that's animated.