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post #1 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Gaited Horses

I'm English and we don't use this term or have these horses over here, could someone explain it to or me or tell me what they are please??
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A "gaited" horse is one that does gaits other than the trot. In the US...they are fairly common including the Tennesee walking horse, Missori fox trotter, and the PasoFino. All produce a gait that is smoother than a trot. Here are a few videos.


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Ah I see, we have Trotter's over here and they are usually driven not ridden, I would say the most popular breed that do this other than a specially bred trotter, would be a Hackney, Thankyou for explaining it for me.
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I think you misunderstood because Hackneys and trotters have nothing to do with gaited horses. In fact gaited horses are the complete opposite - They do NOT trot (well they can but it's usually considered undesirable).

Basically a gaited horse is one that can move at the speed of a trot (sometimes faster) while always keeping at least one foot on the ground. That means that they don't bounce the rider up and down. The gaits they do instead of a trot are called "easy gaits" or "smooth gaits" and the ability to perform them is inherited. Different breeds are associated with different easy gaits.
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You clearly have no idea what or proper trotter or hackney can do as they do not trot either they pace!!
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Well that's news to me. I have 5 different books on horse breeds and none of them say that hackneys pace. In fact one says right in the introduction "Hackneys were born to trot." And why would a horse be called a trotter if it paces?

I'll assume it's a difference between the US and the UK.

But while we're on the subject, although some gaited horses do pace their "easy gait" is not a pace. Most gaited horse riders hate pacing a much as they hate trotting!

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I'm English and we don't use this term or have these horses over here, could someone explain it to or me or tell me what they are please??
they have a 4 beat instead of a 2 beat gait.
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