Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds
As a breed, the Saddlebred is not naturally gaited, they do however have the inherent ability to learn how to gait.
LOL, Like I said, you better inform my gelding of that. I assure you, I am NOT training him to gait and I am his only trainer.
No, not all are naturally gaited, but some are. My boy is bred to do so, not trained to do so. He is a hunter and has no business doing a slow gait or a rack, but....he will fall into it, if I don't keep on my toes.
Not trying to argue, but I've had too many naturally gaited saddlebreds to let the world belive they are all trained to do it. IMO, if it needs training to do it, it shouldnt be. Form to function...not force to function.