I had a Lippitt Morgan . He lived to about 45 yrs. He ended up with Cushings the last 6 yrs of his life. He was a neat horse. He would gait, Only when he felt like it, and only with me. He could canter almost in place while other horses walked, I got him starved to death, fattened him up, and if he decided whomever was on him, was yanking the bit, or picking at him, he would get rid of them. One kid kept yanking the bit, so Buddy took the bit ran down the "stairs" over at Montana d oro, Kid did not yank the bit after that. He then calmly walked back to the horse camp. He was great to ride. I really miss him.