Looking into Gaited Breeds
Hey there. I am a diehard draft lover, but due to a pretty serious back/hip injury a few years I am now left with chronic pain. I have been told that a gaited horse would be good, and have been ping ponged between different breeds.
Now, I live in TWH country and could easily pick up a nice young'un for a fair price and work with it myself. However, the few i've bet seemed hot, flighty, and more interested in reacting before thinking, NOT qualities I look for in a horse of ANY breed. I also know that for the most part, TWHs are started VERY young, and I don't want to gamble on that either.
So, I'm down to looking at possibly adding a gaited horse to my riding time, but on a budget. Paso Finos and RMHs seem to be rather pricey, and Standardbreds seemed a little 'hot' as well...so, I don't really know what breed would work out for me, physically and financially.
Any suggestions and further info?