To answer some of your questions, I just got the horse November 18. He was just cut on November 1st. I have other horses. I have another gaited horse and have been riding him for over a year. I was told that I have a natural seat and am easy on the mouth. My other horse rides with his nose tucked and collected up. He is smooth but is 16 hands and really is to tall for me. I bought the new horse because he is 15 hands and easier for me to get on and off. I like to ride horses a lot. I ride year round and go to different horse camps. I ride 15-20 miles a day during prime riding weather. I ride different speeds. I like a nice rack when I have a smooth horse that can do it easily and the trails are appropriate, and a nice running walk. When I said I don't know much about gaited horses, I guess I am saying I don't understand the different terms people use. I just get on my horse and enjoy the ride. But, I have been told by many different people that I had been riding a natural gaited horse that didn't need anything special. I guess maybe I didn't realize how nice he is. When someone made a negative comment about my new horse, that I don't understand. I am quick to want to fix it.
My horses are in my back yard. I have not ridden the new horse but a couple of times. That is when a person in the group that I was riding with told me that my new horse wasn't as nice as my other horse because he noses out. That it was important that I worked on it. I didn't say anything to the person because my feelings were hurt and I was very proud of my new horse and thought he was pretty nice horse.
I do have a friend that is a trainer but he lives in another county and I haven't had a chance to talk with him yet. I really wanted to fix the horse before he actually seen it. I didn't want him to make any negative comments about this new horse. I was wanting to show off that I could pick a nice horse without his help
The weather as been really nasty here in Ky since I bought the horse so I have ridden him very little. He hasn't been ridden much the last two years before I bought him. He had been used for breeding purposes only. He has been kept stalled up a lot with little exercise. I plan to change all that.
I have read some articles about gaited horses Brenda Immas, I think was her name and some other articles.
I was hoping that I could get more information by using this horse forum to get information from others that are more knowledgeable than I am.
I really care about my horses and want to do what is best for them.