Does anyone here think of gaits as walk, jog, trot, lope, canter, gallop?
Do you tink there is a difference?
When ever im riding I always go through walk jog trot lope canter gallop?
I live in the UK and ride western and english but weather im on a western or english horse I always think of six gaits I have rather than 4?
And I notice big differences, I had a QH who was trained western and the first time I rode him (first time I rode a western horse and first time he d been ridden in 5 years) even though he had english tack and stuff I was amazed with him there was clear walk jog trot and lope, I loved his lope its what made me learn to ride western, he's gone now though =(.
But I've also experianced english horses whom have 6 gaits without colecting them back from trot or canter, not many though,
But some anyone else find this?
And how do you train them to jog or lope with out pulling their mouths to peices? (as I see people do over here) ...
English horses compared to western seemed untrained after I started riding harmen ..
Guys how do you do it? Lol