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    09-03-2010, 06:38 PM
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Hmm interesting :) thanks x
     
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    09-03-2010, 07:48 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by darrenvale    
hmm, wonder why we don't have them over here. Doesn't look very comfortable to ride x
Instead of watching the horse's head nod, watch the rider instead. It is smooth as glass to ride! I have ridden both Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Fox Trotters (and currently own a Fox Trotter).

For more videos, try putting those breed names in U-Tube.
     
    09-03-2010, 07:48 PM
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We showed Sierra in a local arab show. We braided her TWH style and parked her out. She did trot her for english but she gaited her for western. My reasoning for showing her as a TWH is because if you get a good fair judge, he'll judge you fairly based on your breed.
     
    09-03-2010, 07:51 PM
  #24
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Oh, CloudsMystique, I would definitely show her decked out for her breed style. Because otherwise they will judge her as a stock horse, and I assume she won't do well under that judging system, because the stock horse breed types have gotten so extreme (they almost want them to look like beef cattle, in my humble opinion). So let them know she is something different. Hopefully you will get a judge that doesn't have blinders on to only stock type horses.
     
    09-03-2010, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
We showed Sierra in a local arab show. We braided her TWH style and parked her out. She did trot her for english but she gaited her for western. My reasoning for showing her as a TWH is because if you get a good fair judge, he'll judge you fairly based on your breed.
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
Oh, CloudsMystique, I would definitely show her decked out for her breed style. Because otherwise they will judge her as a stock horse, and I assume she won't do well under that judging system, because the stock horse breed types have gotten so extreme (they almost want them to look like beef cattle, in my humble opinion). So let them know she is something different. Hopefully you will get a judge that doesn't have blinders on to only stock type horses.

Thanks guys
     
    09-03-2010, 07:52 PM
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Darrenvale,

They can trot actually, although it's not their natural gait. They actually "shuffle" or move from a side to side motion rather then a forward trot. Depending on the type of gait they have, some will pace, which is where the two legs on the same side move so right side, then left. Others will move with the left front right back and then opposite. It's a very smooth "glide ride". There is no bounce to it, kind of like riding a cadilac. Some gaited horses will also "rack". It's all very comfortable though. If you ever get the chance, you ought to try one.
     
    09-04-2010, 06:08 AM
  #27
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Ahh. We had a pony how was part bred something that paced and he did it sometimes. And thank you I think I understand now :)
And trailhorserider I will have a look on youtube :) x
     
    09-07-2010, 09:13 AM
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My best friend shows a gaited Saddlebred. She shows Kenny just the same as she would any breed show. Depending on the judge she may or may not stand a chance at winning at an open show but she has a great time either way. Good luck to you!
     
    09-09-2010, 11:34 PM
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My best friend shows a gaited Saddlebred. She shows Kenny just the same as she would any breed show. Depending on the judge she may or may not stand a chance at winning at an open show but she has a great time either way. Good luck to you!
Thank you : )
     
    09-17-2010, 03:44 PM
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I show appaloosas in Kansas, and all our KApHC breed shows are held in conjunction with the Kansas Saddle Horse Association, and I think there were three saddlebreds. They were all shown as they would be in a breed show, and they did very well. If it is a truly open show, then there should be no problems.

Good luck, and let us know how you do!
     

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