Originally Posted by G8tdh0rse
To me, a well gaited horse is going to gait..regardless. Under saddle, lunging, be bopping across the pasture, what ever. The gait should be there. It should not be just a sometime thing but a always thing. Not something that you have to work at to get. Then it is a part gaited horse or semi-gaited. I want always gaited.
That's the distinction I make between naturally gaited and trained gaited.
All of my walkers have absolutely hated anything bopping them on their forehead while working. Heck, I have to tuck their foretops into the bridle so it doesn't irritate them. Can't imagine how they would act with rythym bead, wouldn't be good I suspect.