I'm going to be getting my first ever gaited horse this weekend.
She is a Tennessee Walking Horse that is just a 2 almost 3 year old.
She knows how to walk, running walk, and canter. She is flat shod now but has had pads on before. I DO NOT want to show her. She will be for trail riding and a slim MAYBE for endurance later down the road.
My question is, what do I need to expect when riding a gaited horse? What do you do differently than with a normal horse?
Any gaited-beginner tips? Thanks!!!!