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post #11 of 26 Old 10-29-2009, 01:23 PM
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Get an icy, thdey both gait and trot :P Or a gaited standardbred, can do both as well..
But I tink it will be hard to win a dressage show on a gaited horse, and it takes a lot of work to make a horses 100% safe to stay in a good gait and stay in a good trot - and do it when you ask :)


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post #12 of 26 Old 10-29-2009, 01:24 PM
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If you really want to get into dressage why would you buy a TWH? Go with a horse who has a nice trot.
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post #13 of 26 Old 10-29-2009, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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I am wanting a gaited horse because I spend most of my time trail riding, but still enjoy some arena work. I have seen TWHs do both gaited dressage classes, and some that can trot do regular dressage. I also want to get a gaited horse so that my mother can ride as well.
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Are you trying to compete at all?
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Nope, I don't expect to be competitive, I get to maybe one or two shows a year. I would like to get into competitive trail riding at some point though.
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Then I say go for a Walker. If you're just doing dressage for fun it shouldn't really matter and if competative trail riding is what you really want to do I think a Walker is a great choice. Of course, don't be disappointed if you can't teach the trot or if once you teach the trot your horse doesn't want to gait. Again that hasn't been my experience, but listening to others it can be a problem.

Maybe get an older horse that already does both? Then you know exactly what you're getting.
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Actually contrary to what some people are saying, (and I'm not going by comfortable...ness?) any TWH that I have seen trot has had a really pretty floaty trot. I have known a couple that would trot, and I know 2 half walkers that trot and they have all had really really pretty movement. They all did really well in dressage.
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I am wanting a gaited horse because I spend most of my time trail riding, but still enjoy some arena work. I have seen TWHs do both gaited dressage classes, and some that can trot do regular dressage. I also want to get a gaited horse so that my mother can ride as well.
If you want to be comfortable, don't teach it to trot. Chances are you will have lost his beautiful gait ;)

I'd stick with gaited dressage classes. That way you will be judged fairly.

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Actually contrary to what some people are saying, (and I'm not going by comfortable...ness?) any TWH that I have seen trot has had a really pretty floaty trot. I have known a couple that would trot, and I know 2 half walkers that trot and they have all had really really pretty movement. They all did really well in dressage.
Holy crap, then ride G-smoke! He'll bust your butt off with his horrible one!

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LOL, that's really funny.. My one Walker who trotted had a wonderfully smooth trot. The other's wasn't so good unless you worked her to collect herself. Then it was a typical trot, nothing special, but not terrible. And of course the other didn't trot at all, so she doesn't count.
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