Q and A please help: can rocky mountian horses be non-gaited?

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    12-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Lightbulb Q and A please help: can rocky mountian horses be non-gaited?

I really love rocky mountian horses and would love to have one but is there such a thing as a nice hunt seat rocky mountian horse?
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    12-13-2010, 04:55 AM
With all gaited breeds, there are many who don't gait well, and some who don't gait at all.
    12-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Yes... you can also train them to trot as well. At one point there was a breeder in Quebec who bred rockies for dressage.
    12-13-2010, 11:12 AM
I have a Mulit-Gaited Rocky. I am new to gaited horses, and am not 100% sure on how to get him to do different gaits. I can get him to trot and I can get him to "gait" but I once went to a small local show and the judge was a gaited horse person. She was SO impressed that I got my rocky to do 3 different "gaits" in pleasure class. Lol. I had to tell her I had no idea how or what he did. But sure, Rockys can trot...
    12-19-2010, 09:55 PM
Thanks I do no that's its almost impossible to completly get a standeredbred to stop pacing
    12-19-2010, 11:59 PM
Originally Posted by VictoriasHeart    
thanks I do no that's its almost impossible to completly get a standeredbred to stop pacing
Before you go stereotyping an entire breed, perhaps you should do some research - out of all the standardbreds I've retrained after the track, only 1 has continued to pace. The others all go w/t/c easily, and don't fall back into pacing.

My friend with her OTTSTB gelding, who was my very first horse, and I retrained (shown at his first event where he placed first) -

And this was another one I started, picture taken on ride number 5, his first time being asked to go faster than a walk... naturally picked up a lovely trot. This horse was a pacer who earned 120k over 7 years of racing, including several stakes races in NY.

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