gaited X non-gaited cross..... - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 11-06-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 941
• Horses: 6
gaited X non-gaited cross.....

Ok, before you beat me up too bad over an ooops, colt, understand that whether he gaits or not, he has a forever home on our farm.....

Ok. we have a Certified, registered Rocky Mtn stallion, and he bred one of my father in laws Appy's (barrell horse). the appy is roughly 1/2 QH.

The foal is 6mo this week, and I am about to bring him to my place for weaning, and to start putting some basics on him. On pasture he has shown a tendency to "gait" or "pace" rather than trot, over short distances, I have heard that sometimes they will lose this as their joints mature.

What are y'alls thoughts? I have heard that "gait" is a dominant gene?

Hopefully this is the right place to post this.

jimmyp is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 11-06-2013, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
I have owned a QH/TWH cross ("Tyke", 1970-1998, RIP) for the last 15 years of his life. I briefly owned an Arab/TWH cross, and ??/TWH cross. ALL of them rode like they were all bred gaited, bc the genes for these gaits are dominant. Should be an interesting looking foal, but he/she WILL gait for you.

A Jack and Three Queens, the latest book by James C. Dedman,
Hope that you fall in love with "Trot", like I did!
Corporal is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-08-2013, 01:40 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 4,607
• Horses: 5
Id love to see pics :) and vid!
KigerQueen is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 11-08-2013, 02:20 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 180
• Horses: 1
I have a 4 year old TWH who I've had for the last 2 year. In the beginning if I did not work with his gait while riding, he could and would break into a trot if he "lost" the gait. He is a "trotty" walker verses a "pacey" walker. Through the consistency in training his gait is now great, but it could have just as easily been lost, and if he was allowed to trot he would.

If he's already showing the tendency to gait in the field I would continue to encourage it once he's under saddle. I don't know anything about the dominance of the gaiting, but I'd say that if you work with it the maturity of the joints shouldn't matter as much as if he has the confirmation to do it.

Hope that made some sort of sense.....I'm pretty tired :)
Lunavi is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Awkward cross or gaited cross? NRW Horse Breeds 30 05-29-2013 11:51 AM
Baby Cross Rail -- Gaited Horse Jumping 2.0 Brighteyes Horse Riding Critique 10 03-05-2012 09:51 PM
15yr Gaited TWH cross GELDING ($400) twogeldings Horses for Sale 0 07-23-2010 07:05 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome