Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
Rackers are my favorite also.
Unfortunately, we have the "big lick" rackers also. Weighted shoes the whole deal, similar to the Big Lick TWH.
AND, just like in the TWH world the rackers have the pleasure horses and the big lick.
I avoid the big lick in either breed. Your video did not play, but I've seen the Undertaker perform in person. He's a pleasure horse, not a big licker. A very nice horse.
Now Reverand Homer he is different. You need to judge him for yourself. There's a long story behind this horse. I've been very impressed and very unimpressed with his offspring. When he is breed to good, naturally, gaited mares, his offspring have been reasonable to exceptional. But when bred to average, pacey, mares, not very good.
My wife rides a pleasure speed racker that has been thru the radar at 36 mph in a true rack. Now that is addicting. She won't ride him that fast, but not at all uncommon for her to be in the upper 20's on some trails.
IMHO, the rack is a better trail gait than the running walk.
Last edited by bbsmfg3; 08-07-2013 at 02:28 PM.