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        05-10-2010, 12:12 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    It depends. My quarter horse has the smoothest trot I can remember riding. He's like a giant sofa, haha!
         
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        05-10-2010, 12:15 AM
      #12
    Foal
    What color do you think Rocky is?
         
        05-10-2010, 12:18 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Is Rocky the horse you posted pictures of? He's a bay :)
         
        05-10-2010, 12:21 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Yeah rocky is the horse I posted a pic of..thanks
         
        05-10-2010, 12:45 AM
      #15
    Foal
    Other then a QH what els could he be?
         
        05-10-2010, 11:04 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Eh. Depends on the horse.

    Annie has the smoothest gaits of any non-gaited horse I've ever seen. She absolutely glides across the ground. I learned three-time ( ) flying changes on her and I had to have someone tell me what lead she's on because I can't feel the change. And her trot is beautiful....it covers ground and is so smooth.

    On the other hand, Toni has a gelding I ride that has the most jarring, bumpy, uncomfortable gaits. Not as bad as Rebel, but still pretty **** bad. Just depends on the horse.
         
        05-10-2010, 05:57 PM
      #17
    Foal
    The reason it depends on the horse is conformation. Technically it is the horses shoulder angle and length of front leg that will tell you if a horse will have a smooth trot or not.

    A short leg and closed shoulder angle will give you a short choppy stride no matter what the breed is.

    A longer legged horse with an open shoulder angle will have a smoother trot.

    That being said my first mare was short legged but had an open shoulder so was able to stride out more, for a smoother ride.

    I will try to find some examples. Its easy to see :)
         
        05-10-2010, 07:18 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Both my QH's are pretty smooth to ride, but I do agree with every one, it does really depend on the individual horse, and it's build.

    My guess from that pic is it looks like a QH, but it could be crossed with some thing else as well????
         
        05-11-2010, 06:28 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Does anyone else think he may have a tiny but of TB in him as well? I don't know...def at least most of the way QH though :)

    Do you know his registered name if he is registered? You could look him up on All Breed Pedigree Query and find out what he is for sure.
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        05-11-2010, 06:30 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Oh and my horse is registered as a Paint but her dam is a QH...my mare has the world's smoothest trot! Like others have said it all depends on the individual horse ;)
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