I've never owned or even seen a gaited horse in person before.. until I bought Mysti at auction last year.
I honestly don't know what a Tennessee walker is supposed to move like.. To me she seems sore. She stumbles and trips a lot, really uncoordinated. Her hocks seem to move really stiffly and she struggles to hold a gait faster than a walk when in a circle.
She started trying to buck.. one day while walking downhill, she froze then bunny hopped a bunch. And another time, she was walking along calm, and out of nowhere started broncing it. She was angry and determined to get me off.
On the ground she's a total sweetheart so I'm wondering whats going on with her. I did get a new saddle, as the old one was pinching her shoulders.. which may have been the cause of the bucking. I haven't ridden her since.
What do you think? (video from a few months ago.. have switched farrier since and theres some improvement)