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post #1 of 12 Old 03-01-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is she gaited?

I have a habit of scanning through some of the mustangs available for adoption periodically. This mare caught my eye, however looking through her pictures it seems like she has a very unique way of moving. I could be wrong, but does it look to anyone else like this mare may be gaiting? If so, what sort of gait?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-01-2011, 04:44 PM
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can you get any video of her moving? It is hard to tell because on some where she may seem gaited she might be just turning and changing direction and speed
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Nope, there is no video available... I was just theorizing. I don't expect a definite 'yes' or a 'no', but was wondering if anyone thinks it might be a pretty strong 'maybe'.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-01-2011, 07:42 PM
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It's really hard to tell, but she is quite flexible,& the strawberry roan coloring is common in many gaited breeds. There's a chance she is. I think she's a cutie.
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-02-2011, 07:50 AM
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I think, but don't quote me, she may be or at least have some Fox Trotter in her lineage somewhere. It is difficult to tell specifically by the still photos, but I've seen a good number of Missouri Fox Trotters strutting their stuff and have ridden 2 different MFT. I did just come back here from viewing a video of a Foxtrotter class to see if I could determine the Mustang mare could be doing a foxtrot. By my visual *guesstimate* I do think the mare is a gaited horse. It is truly a "guess and estimate".
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-04-2011, 10:39 PM
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I think it's a pretty strong maybe. It's at least a horse that gaits some of the time. The first picture is weird... I don't know what she's doing there. The second picture is a normal trot. The fourth picture definitely looks like a gait to me, but it's nearly impossible to tell from that stride. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a rack.

The fifth picture just looks like she's swinging her butt away from the camera. The sixth looks like a gait, like the fourth picture. The seventh picture is a pretty normal trot, although that left hind is just starting to lift up while the right front is still planted. The next three full-body shots look like she's walking and doing an awkward canter or an awkward trot-to-canter transition.
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-07-2011, 06:36 PM
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Could be. I know that if she perhaps has some lines from the Nez Pierce horses, they had a gait called the "Indian Shuffle" some foundation Appys have that gait today. (I know she looks nothing like a Appaloosa, but it was just a theory considering she is a wild horse.)

Poor thin little mare. I can't help but feel sorry for the horses crammed in pens and often looking worse off than they were in the wild. Some people say the BLM is good, and some bad. But it's pretty hard to recreate a picture of a herd of wild horses starving to death in a pen. I've seen plenty of pictures of the praries they graze and by no means are they small and over-grazed.

But off that topic~
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-07-2011, 07:08 PM
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Hmm, it's not coming up for me.
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-07-2011, 07:23 PM
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Looks like normal trot to me.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-07-2011, 10:07 PM
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Here are some pictures of normal trot.
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