I will be looking for an instructor. Our resident trainer has experience with gaited horses, but uses Quarter Horses for lessons because my barn is western. As soon as I get a job and have income, I will be taking lessons with her, first on a quarter horse, then on mine.
Btw, TWH's have 6 gaits:
2) running walk
3) canter or lope
5) trot--yes, Virginia, a gaited horse will trot, though some never do under saddle
6) broken washing machine
That bit KILLED me though! I think my boy is the king of the broken washing machine
I love him anyways.
"Putting pads on a gaited horse is like putting a mask on a beautiful woman."