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    04-28-2010, 02:32 PM
My KMSH gelding of course has the 4 beat amble the breed is known for, he doesn't have extreme action in the front but is no daisy clipper. Occasionally he wants to do a stepping pace but I don't accept it, same with a trot. His mother was a gaited Morgan/MFT cross, and occasionally he will slide into a foxtrot but I don't encourage it. He can DEFINITELY run, but we're still working on a balanced canter. Lol, he wants to throw in an extra step!
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    04-30-2010, 09:40 PM
Crow, standardbred:

Regular dog walk :P
Flatwalk - but we've just recently gotten into that one soit's not consistent. He slips in and out between a nice fast regular walk, and a flatwalk.
Rack - sometimes, mainly in tall grass or so..
Foxtrot - something new to me and him, but he has started to do the foxtrot now where he had the stepping pace before, and the foxtrot he does is a more even 4 beat than the pace. (I only know it's foxtrot since someone recognized it on my description of the feeling, but it makes sense. )
Flying/two beat pace - not something I do very much, barely at all, but it's there.
Canter/gallop - well yeah :P Love it.

Uhm.. the gaits Id like to get in him would be a flatwalk and perhaps a runwalk that's consistent. I want the fast rack and the really, really fast rack to be consistent; right now I dn't even have a cue for it, but I think it'll come soon enough. And I really hope he keeps the foxtrot rather than the stepping pace. The stepping pace is smoother, but the foxtrot (or whatever it is) feels much more balanced and good to ride.

The regular walk, the trot and the canter are consistent and easy to get. I get gait whenever I want too, but I just don't always know which gait I get :P Or rather how pacy the gait will be that day..
    05-07-2010, 11:34 AM
The wife has an Icelandic that does the tolt (think of nice TW rack) and a flying pace (similar to the rack but WOW is it fast!) I ride a Tennessee Walker that doesn't - Both are great trail horses!
    05-07-2010, 10:17 PM
TW's don't usually rack. They do a running walk.
    06-01-2010, 10:04 AM
Daughter's horse is a Paso Fino, and does the paso fino, paso corte and paso largo. She also bucks like a son of a gun - is that a gait? :)

My poor little mare does a lovely indian shuffle, much to our surprise. The lady I bought/rescued her from never mentioned she was gaited.
    06-07-2010, 07:43 AM
Cha Cha and Olivia are Paso Fino's and they both walk, trot, corto, largo and gallop. Cha Cha will fino if he has a rider that knows the right cues.

Sissy is a Trote y Galope. Walk, trote and galope are her gaits.

Quote from the American Trote and Trocha Association about the trote and galope:

TROTE: A two-beat movement made of the alternate beat of successive diagonal legs, which produces a dry sound as the legs hit the ground in the following manner: tas tas tas tas.

GALOPE: A movement of diagonal steps executed in a three beat series: the first beat is executed by the impulse of one hind leg, a second beat is characterized by the landing of the opposite hind leg and its diagonal fore leg, a third beat marks the landing of the opposite foreleg from the one that initiated the three beat movement. The sound produced is: catorce, catorce, catorce, or one two, three, one two three, one two three.
    06-18-2010, 09:14 PM
I own a Paso Fino mare who does all three, Paso Fino, Paso Corto, and Paso Largo. She was my first horse so it helped a lot when I was learning to ride :)
    06-19-2010, 04:00 PM
My boy is a Spotted Saddle Horse, and he's naturally gaited. Aside from "walk, trot, canter, & gallop", he has an incredibly smooth Rack. I've always had a soft spot for the racking horses.
    06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Trailhorserider: do you know the mares registered name? I'd be curious to look at her pedigree! It may be she has some gaited ancestry that's just been waiting for the chance to show through.
    06-26-2010, 01:13 AM
We have two registered Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses (like Spotted Saddle horses without the spots, hah).

Walk, Rack (though we've always just referred to it as "gait"), Canter.

The palomino one trots too...and does both successfully. My sister had him going today...might as well have been one of those country pleasure show horses.

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