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    07-20-2012, 01:36 AM
  #601
Yearling
Are you pullin' my leg?

One that opens gates, silly!
     
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    07-20-2012, 01:44 AM
  #602
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by clippityclop    
are you pullin' my leg?

One that opens gates, silly!
No, I ain't pulin' your leg. I really don't know.
     
    07-20-2012, 02:34 AM
  #603
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by clippityclop    
are you pullin' my leg?

One that opens gates, silly!
Welcome neighbor!
     
    07-20-2012, 11:38 AM
  #604
Trained
Welcome Clippityclop .. we live at the edge of the National forest .. I've ridden there once, and now that DH, daughter and I have horses to ride, I'm sure we will again. Interested in coming over??
     
    07-20-2012, 11:38 AM
  #605
Trained
Updated to add PineMount Dakota, ArabBossMare, stormylass, and HorseMom1025.

Welcome!

If I've forgotten anyone, pm me!


1. High Plains
2. Northwest
ArabBossMare - Wichita County
LovesMyDunnBoy - Taylor County - Abilene
Nuisance - Wichita County - Wichita Falls
3. Metroplex
Duren -Johnson County
Hisangelonly - Johnson County
HorseMom1025 - Collin County
Kctop72 - Collin County
Outnabout - Tarrant County
Palogal - Ellis county
PineMountDakota - Tarrant County
Stormylass - Dallas area
TexasAndi - Tarrant county
Tia And Pretty - Grayson County
4. Upper East
Dbarabians - Lamar County - Paris
5. Southeast
Gigem88 - Orange County
QOS - Jefferson County
TexasBlaze - Shelby County
6. Gulf Coast
Bigbayboy - Brazoria County
EmilyLovesHorses - Harris County - Houston
Endiku - Harris County - Houston
Kayella - Harris County
Lonestar22 - Brazoria County
Texasgal - Montgomery County - Montgomery
Tiffrmcoy - Montgomery County - Conroe
7. Central
Armydogs - Bell County - Killeen
Clippityclop - Central Texas
Country Boy - Blanco County - Johnson City
Tejas - Hays County - Austin area - Kyle
TexanFreedom - Williamson County - Florence/Andice/Briggs
ThirteenAcres - Brazos County/Grimes County
8. Upper South
BarrelBunny - Gonzales County
StephanieMills - Bexar County - San Antonio
WyldBlu - Guadalupe County, Sequin area
9. West
10. Upper Rio Grande
Houston - El Paso County - El Paso
11. Lower South
Sharpie - Nueces County - Corpus Christi Bay area

Displaced Texans
DriftingShadow - Montgomery County
Roperchick
ThursdayNext - Harris County - Houston


Honorary Texans
Faceman - Mrs. Face from Houston



1. High Plains
2. Northwest
3. Metroplex
4. Upper East
5. Southeast
6. Gulf Coast
7. Central
8. Upper South
9. West
10. Upper Rio Grande
11. Lower South
     
    07-20-2012, 02:07 PM
  #606
Banned
Thanks for updating that.
texasgal likes this.
     
    07-20-2012, 02:18 PM
  #607
Trained
CB .. I'm not sure anyone actually answered your question.

Gaited horses refers to horses that gait differently than the "normal" walk, trot, canter (or walk, jog, lope) .. The do a "singlefoot", or a "running walk", or some other 4 beat gait that is VERY smooth to ride..

Look up Rocky Mountain Horses, Paso Finos, or Tennesse Walking Horses (barefoot ones.. God, don't think those padded, sored horses are what we're talking about)

Hope that helps!
     
    07-20-2012, 02:23 PM
  #608
Banned
@Texasgal
Thank you!

You and db have been very helpful!!!!!!!! He answered my question too.
     
    07-20-2012, 04:00 PM
  #609
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Country Boy    
No, I ain't pulin' your leg. I really don't know.

LOL! No problem. There is so much to say about gaited horses - all of the different gaits and breeds and then they all are individuals too, so they each have a different version of the movment. It would be 100 pages of posts to get all the info down.

The ride is super sweet and smooth - and some of those boogers can gait over 10mph before they even feel the need to canter.

I have a foxtrotter and a walker - foxtrotters kind of do a thing where they trot with their hind legs while the front legs walk (some can do other types of gaits)

And walkers have a smooth intermediate gait where they walk really fast (so fast their manes and tails blow in the wind) and the rider just glides along - can even carry a can of soda and it won't even slosh.

There is no bouncing - it is super nice!

Here's a walker video:
This is the running walk Gaits Video

Here's a foxtrotter video:
If you ever get offered a chance to ride a gaited horse, don't pass it up! It is very unique!
     
    07-20-2012, 04:14 PM
  #610
Started
I LOVE my gaited boy! He is so smooth and a dream to ride! The kids that don't know anything about their gaits say it reminds them of a cartoon because his feet move so fast! He is very flexible and even likes to run barrles!!!
     



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