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post #1 of 9 Old 11-21-2009, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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pro,s and con,s

what are the pluses and minuses of the twh not really into gaited horses .had a few trotters and a three quarter bred hackney but i am intrigued by this breed nevver seen 1 in action has anyone got a video they can post
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-21-2009, 07:29 PM
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Well, naturally, they have smooth gaits, so if you want to do trails, they're usually awesome, but if you want to do performance stuff like jumping or dressage, their gaits don't really allow you to succeed. The same shoulder angle that allows them to gait prevents them from being successful jumpers (they CAN, but not high) and as far dressage goes, this should be self evident, as they don't trot. So trails yes, but to my knowledge, performance no.

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-21-2009, 09:01 PM
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Pros - No Trot! Great smooth gait when moving out.

Cons - Different walkers gait differently. So much depends on breeding. Some have a nice slow walk like other horses, others are amblers with a huge overstride which can sling you back and forth in the saddle.

Sorry, don't have a video, I used to have a walker, but moved onto a different breed of gaited horse that has a much better gait for me.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-22-2009, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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i was thinkin more for driving
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-22-2009, 12:14 PM
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Then please be clearer in your post. You should have titled it Pros and Cons regarding Tennessee Walkers as driving horses, or possibly list it in the driving thread on here.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-22-2009, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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sorry thats me told
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-24-2009, 11:54 AM
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Are TWH horses even very common in England? I can think of many native breeds that would probably be more suitable for driving.

Although Saddlebreds look FINE pullin'. ;)
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-24-2009, 09:57 PM
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Pros? Everything! Cons? Nothing, really.

They are awesome. Easy on those sensitive guy-parts because they don't trot :)

Driving-wise? Plenty of gaited horses pull.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-30-2009, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Are TWH horses even very common in England? I can think of many native breeds that would probably be more suitable for driving.

Although Saddlebreds look FINE pullin'. ;)
i,ve never seen one here rissa never even seen 1 advertised for sale
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