Hi everyone.. Im fairly new to this forum and brand spanking new to any gaited horse.. lol!
I just purchased a Tennessee Walker/QH mix. The owner said that it can do the Walker gait but I honestly am clueless when it comes to riding a walker.. I was reading some of the threads here and saw people mention not to trot them? Please enlighten me! He isnt going to be in any shows or anything, mainly something to ride around at the farm..
Is there anything special I need for him as far as a bit? Is there a riding style that they just generally prefer over another? I've always owned QHs.. lol!
I havent even got on this guy to ride yet, but Im hoping for some advice to try when he does get here and I can get on him. Will I hurt him trotting him? Do they not canter or gallop? How is his QH blood going to affect him if at all? I was laughing with my mom saying how perfect it would be to have a comfy trot and a gallop that can last.. haha.
So anyway, please dumb it down for me any tips.. It's been over 10 years since I've actually owned a horse..