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post #1 of 5 Old 08-27-2011, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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What could she be?

So, we were watching the trainer at our barn work with a boarder's horse today and we were trying to figure out what breed(s) she is. She was a rescue and nothing is really known about her breeding.

She is spotted (black and white tobiano), which I know a lot of the gaited breeds come in a spotted form.

She looks A LOT like a Tennessee Walker in build and her head, especially.

She does a nice running walk...but she also has another gait that is kind of...odd. She looks like she's trotting with her front feet, but cantering with her hind. It is almost similar to the paso fino's corto gait, but is more extended and not nearly so short-strided and "choppy" looking. I'm not sure how to explain it.

After doing some searching (as much as I can search on Wikipedia and YouTube...stupid computer has some sort of virus that won't let me use search engines and we can't figure out what's going on with it), she may be a spotted saddle horse?

Sorry, I don't have any pics of her. (FYI-for those of you that know about the horse that threw me about a month ago, this is the same horse...we're really just curious as to what she might be because she has such pretty movement...when she's not going off randomly bucking like a rodeo bronc like she did on the trainer today).

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Spotted saddle are predominantly walkers. We had one and he had a gait that just wasn't a walking horse gait. Wish I still had video of him doing it. He was originally a show stallion and was the most collected horse I have ever ridden, but although gelded he was still a very aggressive horse against the rest in our group and we had to sell him.

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Spotted Saddle Horses often do an amble/shuffle/saddle gait.

Did it look like this? (NOT the NSSHA Champion in the middle of the video. My trainer had ADD..)

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-28-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Actually, the horse in the middle was gaiting VERY similar to how this mare was...except the mare was going faster (closer to the speed of an extended trot, but not quite a canter). The movement was similar, though.

Oh, and the trainer said she was racking when she did that weird gait, but I thought racking was strictly a saddlebred thing and it's where the snap their knees up high (what most people thing of as that "saddlebred gait"...the one you see in pics all the time). The rack looks like what she was doing, except minus the extremely high knee-action...and faster.

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The spotted mare in the middle of that video is racking. :) It's NOT just a saddlebred gait.
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