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post #21 of 136 Old 09-25-2009, 10:10 PM
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P.S. I am with ya Clouds.


Also, people are seriously too uptight. She was just venting.
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post #22 of 136 Old 09-25-2009, 11:30 PM
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I apologise that I called a Dutch Warmblood, a Swedish Warmblood. Now for the sake of knowledge, I am considering starting a thread to explain to me the differences, because I honestly don't know the difference, other than name. To me they look the same, move the same and do the same job... isn't that what we are trying to discuss here with two similarly confused breeds? I am uneducated in the differences between Warmbloods.

Sunny, I am sorry that you feel we are bashing TWH. The only TWH I know is a cool cool horse. He is the ugliest yellow horse in the world(ask his owner LOL) but his attitude and temperament makes him one of the most beautiful horses in the world.
Exactly. People who have a lack of knowledge of the gaiting industry and saddlebreds/TWHs are likely to group the breeds together, and people like you who have a lack of knowledge of the dressage/jumping and WB breeds are likely to group them together. There is a difference, especially with the origins of each breed. SWBs and DWBs are probably about as similar to me as TWH and saddlebreds are to you.
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A gaited horse is more "artificial" than another horse. The wild horses that all modern horses decended from did NOT gait at all. The standard horse breeds we have now (TBs, QH,s etc) are simply selected breeding on trying to improve the horse for human use, they did not invent an entirely new gait for a horse to do..
No, not right.
Actually, from the start, pretty much all horses were gaited (just as a sidenote, lots of animals are 'gaited', dogs, giraffes etc) but man bred the gait out of a lot of them as it wasn't wanted at some points.

Look at icelandics, they're a natural breed and has been for ages, they're gaited. Bashkir can be gaited and as far as I know there is about 8-10 different gaited breeds in the world. I don't know all of them but I know that most of them are ''natural'' breeds and ponies rather than the more slender/noble riding horses that TWH, Saddlebred or warmbloods and quarters are. It's breeds that's not bred for shows, but for work, and I suppose breeds that just didn't have a reason to remove the gait from.

Actually, in pretty much all of the more natural breeds (those reminding of th historical horses before man interfered the most) there occasionally come a gaited individual still, even tho they're not bred for anything other than the regular gaits.


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^ I agree, except there are more than 10 gaited breeds ;)

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No, not right.
Actually, from the start, pretty much all horses were gaited (just as a sidenote, lots of animals are 'gaited', dogs, giraffes etc) but man bred the gait out of a lot of them as it wasn't wanted at some points.

Look at icelandics, they're a natural breed and has been for ages, they're gaited. Bashkir can be gaited and as far as I know there is about 8-10 different gaited breeds in the world. I don't know all of them but I know that most of them are ''natural'' breeds and ponies rather than the more slender/noble riding horses that TWH, Saddlebred or warmbloods and quarters are. It's breeds that's not bred for shows, but for work, and I suppose breeds that just didn't have a reason to remove the gait from.

Actually, in pretty much all of the more natural breeds (those reminding of th historical horses before man interfered the most) there occasionally come a gaited individual still, even tho they're not bred for anything other than the regular gaits.
yup, that's what I've always learnt.. I was actually going to say something, but I read it such a long time ago that I was going to check some of my referances first.
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post #26 of 136 Old 09-27-2009, 05:47 PM
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^ I agree, except there are more than 10 gaited breeds ;)
As far as I know there's about 10..xD But I don't know all of them :3 I just know that from the start, all horses, pretty much, were gaited. So gaiting as such isn't artificial.

Then we could discuss how humans interfere with the gait and try to ''make it better''..but that's another story and that goes for pretty much everything and all gaits in the horseworld, doesn't it?

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yup, that's what I've always learnt.. I was actually going to say something, but I read it such a long time ago that I was going to check some of my referances first.
Hehe..:P


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As far as I know there's about 10..xD
I'd list them all for you, but I'm feeling pretty lazy XP

There's about 20+.

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im sorry I havent read the whole thing yet but please don't think TWH= abuse. Yes alot of people do but alot don't. I ride walkers and all the the walkers I have meet are all natural.
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^ Yeah, we know ;)

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^ hahha Alright I read the rest sorry for saying that. I understand everything now. It just irks me when people instantly think that.
Ok alll is well now! Haha

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