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    02-24-2014, 07:15 PM
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Foal
'Jobs' for a Tennessee Walker

Possibly looking at a young Tennessee Walker.. Besides a good trail horse and a show horse (not looking to show) what 'job' could I give her? I've seen gaited horses barrel race but it doesn't look too natural. I would just like to give her a job and me something to train her in and work towards. Thanks :)
     
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    02-24-2014, 07:20 PM
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Green Broke
Well to "finish" a really good quiet trail horse-there is a lot of training that can be done.
     
    02-24-2014, 07:27 PM
  #3
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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Well to "finish" a really good quiet trail horse-there is a lot of training that can be done.
This is true, and she's already becoming a great trail horse. Any other jobs besides the typical trail/ show horse?
     
    02-24-2014, 07:32 PM
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Started
Walking horses, IMO, can do anything any other horse can do. They just have an extra gait or two.
     
    02-24-2014, 07:37 PM
  #5
Weanling
I used a young Walker Horse mare to work cattle and she would even let me throw a rope off of her, even though we never roped any cattle. Past experiences they are a very smart breed, and very willing. A girl I went to school with has a TWH she barrels races, trail rides, shows in halter and western pleasure at small saddle clubs, and does the little games at fun shows.
     
    02-24-2014, 07:44 PM
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Green Broke
What about trail classes, extreme cowboy races, endurance, hunter paces (not sure they have gait requirements), driving...
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    02-24-2014, 07:49 PM
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Showing
In the early days of Alberta's big cattle ranches many cowboys rode gaited horses, either what is now known as the standardbred and the twh. As a kid I rode a trained ranch horse, a standardbred, that had a single-foot to die for. He could cover ground in a gentle side to side rocking motion. Problem was I'd start falling asleep.
     
    02-24-2014, 07:52 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Also, what about just making her a really rocking all rounder... Self loading, water crossing, LOTS of desensitizing, stops when you fall, comes when you call, picks up all four feet when up say, lines himself up at the mounting block (my friends horse does this, it's awesome!)
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    02-24-2014, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SlideStop    
Also, what about just making her a really rocking all rounder... Self loading, water crossing, LOTS of desensitizing, stops when you fall, comes when you call, picks up all four feet when up say, lines himself up at the mounting block (my friends horse does this, it's awesome!)
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I like this idea.. and It would give me a chance to better my training skills. She has so much potential especially when it comes to desensitizing. She could be my little trick horse haha
     
    02-24-2014, 07:57 PM
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Here she is
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