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post #11 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 12:12 AM
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It depends. My quarter horse has the smoothest trot I can remember riding. He's like a giant sofa, haha!



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post #12 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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What color do you think Rocky is?
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post #13 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 12:18 AM
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Is Rocky the horse you posted pictures of? He's a bay :)



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post #14 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah rocky is the horse I posted a pic of..thanks
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post #15 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Other then a QH what els could he be?
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post #16 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 11:04 AM
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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.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #17 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 05:57 PM
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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 :)
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post #18 of 24 Old 05-10-2010, 07:18 PM
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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????

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post #19 of 24 Old 05-11-2010, 06:28 PM
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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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post #20 of 24 Old 05-11-2010, 06:30 PM
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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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