I'm new here, and I have a question for all of you gaited horse fans. I've heard that TWH are great for people who have back problems, as it's not as jarring. But I'm worried that if I get a TWH, my daughter who is 11 years old and has a 16 year old horse (breed unknown), he's about 14 hands, stocky, will not be able to keep up with a TWH. I want to be able to go on trail rides with her out at our place and with her 4H group.
I have back problems and wonder if a gaited horse would be better for me, or if it can be just as good on a non-gaited horse while posting. I just don't know.
But, can anyone tell me, when going on trail rides, (most of the kids in 4H have QH, or paints), will a TWH be too fast?
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I'm not sure which way to go.