Originally Posted by soenjer55
That makes sense... Every gaited horse I've seen has had back legs like that to some degree, so I'm assuming that it's necessary for their gaits- maybe it has to do with smoothing the gaits, since it looks like those legs would swing forward without as much 'push and bend' or springy action, if that makes sense... I think I'm going to have to do a bit of research now, haha
If I do remember correctly you are correct with the swinging of the legs. Gaited horses are so smooth because their legs do swing and don't have a whole lot of action. They are meant to reduce shock because they don't create the impact :) Cool huh?
WSArabians- I WISH! I love him! Haha. But, alas, I do not have the facilities or the need for a stud as he can't be ridden. Oh trust me if he could be ridden I would have already inquired on an offer lol
Smrobs and hemms- I completely agree with you. I like how beefy Davy is. Cascade is eh in my books because 1. I like it when a horse is a bit beefier, and 2. While Cascade is pretty he is far to dainty for my likes. I would like a foal with more meat to it that I think Davy could provide. Plus Davy's offspring are almost all trail horses with a few endurance mounts in there as well.
I want to go breed her now dangit. Where's my miracle stud fee falling from the sky?...and the transportation fee?
On that note, how much do you guys think it would cost to trailer her to Spokane, WA from Wilton, ND? Take a gander. I have no clue. If my fiancee and I decide to do it for sure we would most likely go this summer and make a fun road trip out of it for us both. (however I would be about to pop with out first child at that time so maybe a road trip would not be as fun as I envision...)