Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
It's been our experience with pacey ones, that cantering them only makes them worse. I've heard more folks say it doesn't help than those that say it helps.
What ever you do, never ever, let him pace or trot. To do so is teaching him to pace and/or trot.
And no way, would I spend big bucks for a gaited horse that is not already set in it's gait. TOOOOO, big a gamble, and a pacy, gaited horse, regardless of pretty will not bring much money.
If he where trotty, you'd have a much better chance of bringing him around. Put a pace is the toughest to fix. That's why you see so many pacey TWH. They breed them to pace to get the big lick. If they don't make the big lick status, they dump'em.