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post #11 of 16 Old 04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Brighteyes View Post
Smooth is nice, but it's the heart that matters in the end. I've never encountered a group of equines that are so constantly full of heart. Some horses work against you, some horses work with you, but gaiteds work for you. Their mission in life is to please their masters. If you needed a horse to ride to the moon, a gaited would either get you there or die trying.
I second that as a first time gaited horse owner. And definetly a senior. I wouldnt trade Gus for anything but not all gaited horses
have been born equal. Check him out first make sure you're happy
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
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I might have just gotten lucky but gus.'s temperment is the best..
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-22-2012, 05:16 PM
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It's for the smooth ride. They're not physically the strongest or best working horses I've ever had, but for comfort of ride the smooth pace of a TWH, gaited ASB or any of the other gaited breeds is wonderful.
Being able to travel for miles at a speed close to a trot, enjoying a comfortable seat and not having to post is reason enough to love riding a gaited horse.
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I used to ride Quarter Horses. They are wonderful. But after spending a year riding gaited horses with a friend, I "switched breeds". For the type of riding I want to do, gaited horses "fit the bill" better.

They are smooth and comfortable. I can ride ALL DAY, and not be the least bit tired. Plus, they cover more ground easily. Their walk is fast; their gaits faster. The canter is like a rocking chair. My horse is very sure footed.

I ride with friends; all have wonderful horses. The Icelandics, being the fastest (they tolt) are out front, I come next on my Mountain Horse (second fastest). Everyone else (Quarter horses, Warmbloods, Arabs) bring up the rear. When the Icys tolt, my horse can gait, and the other have to canter to keep up.

If you want to trail ride, a gaited horse, in my opinion, is the best choice.
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-27-2012, 10:23 AM
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If you want to trail ride, a gaited horse, in my opinion, is the best choice.
100% agree!
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post #16 of 16 Old 04-27-2012, 03:13 PM
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I've enjoyed many miles of trails on my gaited horses-Peruvian Pasos, Paso Fino-TWH, & a Rockie. But I've thouroughly enjoyed my various Arabs, part-Arabs,a couple of QH's, a Paint & a Mustang & numerous grades. Right now my main ride is a Paso Fino, & my back up is a leggy Arab. For a beginner,or someone w/pain/joint /back issues -I think gaited is much easier to deal with.
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