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post #11 of 111 Old 11-25-2009, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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The more bloodlines I see the more I see how closely knit these horses are. It's like having a huge family with tons of aunts, uncles and cousins. Cool.
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post #12 of 111 Old 12-13-2009, 07:29 PM
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We have a 3 yr old filly out of TSR Man of Steel, very flashy and smooth. Firsth Rocky we've owned and we really like her.
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post #13 of 111 Old 12-13-2009, 09:41 PM
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My Rocky isn't registered, but I don't care about that for a trail horse... She's my avatar...

She was the chocolate and flaxen when her previous owner got her, but she's a beauty of a palomino now... And she's got the cutest dapples.... Ok, I'm more then a little biased...

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post #14 of 111 Old 12-14-2009, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Skittle1120 Very pretty girl, I am partial to palominos.

And Double S, I would like to see some closeups of yours. So hidden in the dark.
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post #15 of 111 Old 12-14-2009, 09:55 PM
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Macslady - Thank you, I'm pretty partial to that palomino.... lol... She's a lot of fun...

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post #16 of 111 Old 12-15-2009, 01:06 PM
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[/quote]Yes, I know about the trail riders not caring, but they should. When a horse shows well in confirmation, pleasure and/or competitive trail you know what type of horse you're getting. That is why I snapped up our chocolate colt, he has several old bloodlines in him and his dam carries some too. It was well worth it as this boy is gaiting in the pasture at 6 months old. Goes straight from walk to gait to canter. Much easier to have a baby that already knows what gait is then trying to train it into them as I know some have had to do with some of the newer bloodlines.[/quote]

I agree that's why we breed naturally gatied SSHs...lol. They gait by the time they are four or five days old. I would love to get a rocky someday. My mom wants to get a registered one and do competitive trail riding.
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post #17 of 111 Old 12-15-2009, 01:24 PM
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What makes a horse gait? Is it just genetics?
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post #18 of 111 Old 12-15-2009, 03:09 PM
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Just made a Video today of Cloud (Palomino Stud x Amigo's Blue)


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post #19 of 111 Old 12-15-2009, 04:18 PM
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What makes a horse gait? Is it just genetics?
In a way, yes. Someone took an abnormally smoothe horse and bred it to another smoothe horse, whose offspring bred with another and another until the gait become prominant. This is how the gaited horse came into being (or at least I think so). So yes. In a nutshell, it originated from the genetics, you could say.

It's 100% natural. Nothing to worry about. Gunsmoke has a bad gait (he mostly trots) and nothing we've tried for him to gait properly ever lasted long. Always wondered why he didn't gait UNTIL the dishonest sellers told us he was a TWH/Sadlebred/Paso Mix 3 YEARS AFTER WE HAD BOUGHT HIM. Yeah. I guess the Saddlebred in him was too prominate ('Breds have to be trained to gait mechanically).

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post #20 of 111 Old 12-15-2009, 04:21 PM
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That sucks. I rode one who had been used for girl scouts at camp. She had always trotted, but I had her gaiting within a few hours. She was a papered TWH with a good gait, but only people who knew walkers could get her to gait. She was fun too.
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