Originally Posted by msbuffalorider
I was recently asked to work with a paso fino.. she wont gait naturally so the owner said just to let her trot which is fine with me.. but if we do shows, should she be parking out? I know alot of rackers do, but im new to gaited horses.. thanks!
If you're worried about parking out, I assume you are thinking of doing gaited shows? (That is, in hunter/jumper or Dressage or whatever, parking out isn't even a consideration, so I'm guessing you're looking at gaited horse showing, where it sometimes is done, depending on the breed.)
If that's the case, I think not gaiting is a much greater concern.
I take lessons on show Paso Finos, and they aren't trained to park out.
It's something you could
teach - after all, as my friend's trainer says "if they can pee, they can park." But it's not needed for Paso showing.