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post #1 of 6 Old 08-29-2010, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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MFT question...

I had always been told that MFT's didn't "trot" like a normal non-gaited horse, that they did the fox trot, but then I saw the pictures on this site: Our Horses Weeping Willow Farm

To me it looks like they are trotting like a non-gaited horse? Do MFT's trot and fox trot? Have I found my solution to wanting a gaited horse for trail riding and a trotting horse for english showing, but only being able to afford one horse?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-29-2010, 10:15 AM
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I had always been told that MFT's didn't "trot" like a normal non-gaited horse, that they did the fox trot, but then I saw the pictures on this site: Our Horses Weeping Willow Farm

To me it looks like they are trotting like a non-gaited horse? Do MFT's trot and fox trot? Have I found my solution to wanting a gaited horse for trail riding and a trotting horse for english showing, but only being able to afford one horse?
They might. Many gaited horses have a "fourth gear" just as many trotting horses can have a "fourth gear."

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They can trot, just like any other gaited horse. It's just frowned upon.

On that website, the grey MFT is trotting, but the red MFT is foxtrotting. There is a very slight difference : )

Here is my mare foxtrotting:

Can you tell the difference?

It also depends on which phase of the stride you are seeing in a picture. Sometimes you have to look verryyyyy closely at the diagonal pair of legs to see that they're not exactly in sync.




















Really though, any gaited horse can be trained to trot and gait on cue. It's just a lot easier for MFTs to go back and forth because their gait is already so close to a trot.



I trained my Paso Fino to trot and gait...



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Yeah, I know a Spotted Saddle Horse that will trot, but is a national champion racker.

It all depends on how they are trained and ridden.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-31-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Your mare is so pretty CM! That is interesting to know that MFTs can trot easier because their gait is so close. Too bad they are are few and far between up here! Lots of TWH though.

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Your mare is so pretty CM! That is interesting to know that MFTs can trot easier because their gait is so close. Too bad they are are few and far between up here! Lots of TWH though.
Thanks : )


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She looks like a steal. There's a sale pending, but you never know what might happen!



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