See here is the issue everyone has...yes gaited horses do tend to move faster...and yes its all about how they move...BUT a non-gaited horse can move just as fast and can keep up and they can, but usually dont, outpace a gaited horse....it has happened.
It all depends on the horse...were most gaited horses are faster then a non-gaited a non-gaited can keep up very well if they want to, have the stamina to, and are in good enough shape to, oh and if you dont mind the posting you must do. Not all non-gaited horses are slow pokey things...ive found that this seems to be the mindset of most gaited riders...and its incorrect, not all non-gaited horse are slow.
Does this suit everyone? lol this turned into an argument...The simple point is yes yall tend to be faster but yes we can keep up on the right mount.
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