Originally Posted by bubba13
I don't know a ton about gaited horses either, but most of the gaits are natural in that the horse is born with it in a "raw" form. (You can't train a regular horse to do a lot of those motions, for sure, as they lack the gene that gives the gait.) But then the gaits are enhanced and manipulated by training or the use of synthetic "aids" (or frequently cruelty), such as the giant padded shoes in the TWH video.
Ohhh, I see! It makes a little for sense for me now ;p
I did look up the shoes the TWH wears and I am definitely against it.