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.