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  • I can't get my spotted saddle horse to gait
  • I cant get my spitted saddle horse to gait

 
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    12-28-2010, 09:18 PM
  #21
Weanling
I'm still waiting for an email from her about us going out there and seeing this mare. I've got a whole list of questions that I'm going to ask her in person on top of the ones I asked her in the email.. this woman is either going to think that I'm crazy or a good horse person with all these questions! LOL.

Once we do go see her I'll reply about what we decided.
     
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    12-31-2010, 06:15 PM
  #22
Weanling
The test ride with the owner then you riding will let you know right away if a gaited is for you. They are very forward moving horses even at a walk unless they have been trained to very slow walk speeds. We are up north and the prices on a grade would be more to the $700 range if they are well broke. And yes even if she is in foal. Too many up here get them (especially as first horses since they think the gait will be a softer quieter ride) and then once they have them find they move out too fast for their liking. This is especially true with the older riders.

So when you test ride her make sure that she does a slow and a fast walk and listens well to her rider.

Good luck
     
    01-01-2011, 10:34 PM
  #23
Green Broke
I don't know how many folks can think $1000 is high for a gaited horse, (or heck, any horse) if it is trained, sound and sane.

Out here in AZ gaited horses are expensive. I got super, super lucky and got a 15 yr old Fox Trotter (who happens to be registered, but who rides the papers?) for $500 and I feel like I stole her! She also came in foal, to a QH stallion, and now I'm raising my first ever foal. Raising a foal IS harder than I dreamed it would be, but hey, I am living the dream!

Anyway, before I found my Fox Trotter, I was talking to a couple who rode Fox Trotters and they told me I should be able to find a nice one for $5000. Let me tell you, I went home and cried after that. I thought there would be no way in heck I would ever own anything gaited after that conversation with them.

But anyway, I do now.

My main motivation for getting a gaited horse was to simply be able to keep up with my friends who have gaited horses. My Mustang just couldn't match the flat-walk, and the gaited horse folks around here don't believe in slowing down.

But anyway, she is a rush to ride. When she gets into a smooth gait, I get all grinning and giggly! Unfortunately with my lack of gaited experience, she drifts in and out of all sorts of gaits and I have a hard time holding her in them for very long. But boy, is it a rush when you are used to just trotting. It's like "what are we doing now, lol."

I don't know about everyone else. Maybe I just live in a expensive part of the country, but it is hard to find ANY trust-worthy horse in the $1000 price range out here. Sure, there are tons of cheap horses, but what the heck are you getting? Probably not something safe, sound or sane.

IMO, it is more important to get the RIGHT horse than haggle over a couple hundred dollars. After all, it cost a lot just to keep a horse, and your safety depends on the sanity of your horse, so it's best to get a good one.

So that's my opinion.

PS. I LOVE the flat walk. It rocks!
     
    01-01-2011, 10:51 PM
  #24
Weanling
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I don't know how many folks can think $1000 is high for a gaited horse, (or heck, any horse) if it is trained, sound and sane.

Out here in AZ gaited horses are expensive. I got super, super lucky and got a 15 yr old Fox Trotter (who happens to be registered, but who rides the papers?) for $500 and I feel like I stole her! She also came in foal, to a QH stallion, and now I'm raising my first ever foal. Raising a foal IS harder than I dreamed it would be, but hey, I am living the dream!

Anyway, before I found my Fox Trotter, I was talking to a couple who rode Fox Trotters and they told me I should be able to find a nice one for $5000. Let me tell you, I went home and cried after that. I thought there would be no way in heck I would ever own anything gaited after that conversation with them.

But anyway, I do now.

My main motivation for getting a gaited horse was to simply be able to keep up with my friends who have gaited horses. My Mustang just couldn't match the flat-walk, and the gaited horse folks around here don't believe in slowing down.

But anyway, she is a rush to ride. When she gets into a smooth gait, I get all grinning and giggly! Unfortunately with my lack of gaited experience, she drifts in and out of all sorts of gaits and I have a hard time holding her in them for very long. But boy, is it a rush when you are used to just trotting. It's like "what are we doing now, lol."

I don't know about everyone else. Maybe I just live in a expensive part of the country, but it is hard to find ANY trust-worthy horse in the $1000 price range out here. Sure, there are tons of cheap horses, but what the heck are you getting? Probably not something safe, sound or sane.

IMO, it is more important to get the RIGHT horse than haggle over a couple hundred dollars. After all, it cost a lot just to keep a horse, and your safety depends on the sanity of your horse, so it's best to get a good one.

So that's my opinion.

PS. I LOVE the flat walk. It rocks!
ROFL! Both my hubby and I laffed at this post of yours... mainly because a lot of what you said really hit home with us.

I think $1000 is pretty good for any horse that is rideable/drivable and is sound and, as you said, sane! Maybe the fact that I don't care too much about papers or breeding helps me ? I dunno but anyways we're going to look at her next weekend and if everything works out we'll be buying her. I really like the way she looks and the honesty of the lady who owns her is refreshing... she told me that they have only had her for a short time and that they bought her from Kentucky along with another mare that they sold already. They don't know anything about her history or breeding and after I sent off the email with all the questions and she answered every question as best she could I am quite satisfied.

So, the only thing standing in the way of us buying her is our "test drive" LOL.

Thanks for ALL the posts and replies as well as the comical stories too! I'm sure I'll love riding her though as I like a horse that is forward moving compared to a horse that you have to work at to get to even walk.

I'll post back after we go see her and let y'all know for sure if we bought her...

Oh ya, the lady did tell me that she is for sure in foal as they had her ultrasounded twice to make sure. :)
     
    01-02-2011, 10:49 PM
  #25
Green Broke
I hope she rides great for you! I think the stallion is handsome as well. I love tanky horses, and he certainly looks like a tank. (saw him in your other post)
     
    01-03-2011, 12:22 AM
  #26
Weanling
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I hope she rides great for you! I think the stallion is handsome as well. I love tanky horses, and he certainly looks like a tank. (saw him in your other post)
I hope she does too.. I'm excited about going to see her. He's kinda chunky in that pic from what the owner said.. and dirty too. She took those pics for me this morning and so she didn't bother brushing him or anything.
     
    01-03-2011, 07:50 PM
  #27
Foal
That's why I can't get my horse to trot,he's a Spotted Saddle Horse.Lol He loves to do that crazy gaited walk.It is smooth as silk though.They are very gentle horses,still have all my fingers yet.
     

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