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post #1 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Mustangs gaited??

So I was told by the previous owner when I got thunder, that his sire was GAITED, but he was full Kiger mustang. So i've been getting lots of comments from people, including his trainer, that he looks somewhat gaited too. When I told her his sire was gaited, she said she's never heard of wild mustangs being gaited before. Can any horse be gaited, or is it only natural to certain breeds?
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post #2 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 05:44 PM
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I was curious about a gaited mustang and googled it. I found this website, its quite lengthy and I kinda skimmed through it, but I think it might explain a gaited mustang.

http://www.thegaitedhorse.com/pryor_...in_mustang.htm
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post #3 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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thanks! Yes I read that article....that is the only one I really found. I did find another one that was for breeding and I guess the stallion always produced gaited foals just like himself.

Hmmm.....
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that is interesting. I'm quite curious now
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ya I know....the lady I bought him from was a flake, so she might have lied to me, but im so confused now? Lol

Here's that other page

http://landru.i-link-2.net/kiger/page2.html
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The only thing I can think of is that wayyy wayyy back a mustang got crossed with a gaited breed and they made a new breed and all, or maybe its just where they are from. I wish I could ask the horse lol
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post #7 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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oh and here's another...i guess I just answered my own question. Lol thanks!

http://www.springwaterstation.com/
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I googled the um registry that that horse is from and got this from their website. It says they are from like Spanish descent. Here's the website

http://www.kigers.com/smkr/info.html
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post #9 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 06:47 PM
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That might explain his looking a little cow hocked. A lot of gaited breeds are. Ours all popped out of their mom gaiting, but its hard to tell now because they goof off so much. When I come along beside them gaiting on Vida they sure go into their gait though. Pretty cute trying to act big like mom :)


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post #10 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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awww that sounds so cute vida!

Yes, I guess because of where they came from (with all the different terrains and conditions, almost all kigers developed a natural fifth gate (i just read that ;))

Thanks for the info guys!

I did not know that the cow hocked-ness and extra gait are linked...that is very interesting!
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