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        07-07-2007, 04:46 PM
      #1
    Foal
    favorite gait and why?

    Am novice rider, but I like fast canter ....

    What about you?
         
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        07-07-2007, 05:03 PM
      #2
    Foal
    I like to be locked on a cow, you move to the right and then real quick to the left and back right, its a lot of fun.
         
        07-07-2007, 09:03 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I can't decide between the Foxtrot or the Canter....I love how smooth the Foxtrot is and it's pretty quick and very easy to ride bareback, but I love the Canter too it's fast and pretty comfortable. Can I choose both?
         
        07-07-2007, 09:52 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Gallop.

    And any of the Paso Fino gaits.
         
        07-10-2007, 05:07 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    It depends on the horse. I usually love cantering though, just because it feels so free. On more western type horses with less suspension, I like jogging. On dressage type horses such as my mare, I love her walk. She just glides. He trot is extremely bouncy and the canter is yet to be established.

    But, overall, I guess I'd say the canter.
         
        07-17-2007, 11:11 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    It depends on the horse for me! If a horse has a nice smooth rocking canter then I like to canter but if a horse has a really nice big and even strided trot I like that too. And who doesn't like a good gallop now and then!!!!!
         
        07-17-2007, 11:52 PM
      #7
    Foal
    It does depend on the horse-defintally. On my quarab I prefer the canta-it is like a rocking chair SO COMFY! And on Coug it is defintally the walk! His gallop is good to ! But if I am in a lazy mood I defintally look forward to Cougars rhymatic walk---so relaxing!! Trot WAY to boucy and his canta is real uphill. On flat ground it still feels like you are cantaring up a hill!
         
        07-18-2007, 06:01 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I love to canter. My old horse we'd go to a field and run and i'd let him choose the direction as long as he ran and he would get sooooo excited when I took him out there
         
        07-19-2007, 01:30 AM
      #9
    Foal
    The trot, without a doubt. Although I ride western, I can post along so that no matter how bouncy a ride, it's still a good ride Most of my horses seem to enjoy the trot most as well; it's a nice forward motion that they can keep up for long distances.
         
        07-19-2007, 10:32 AM
      #10
    Showing
    One of my horses with very short legs as smooth as gaited. But other one with long legs is really bumpy. I have problems to hold on even on walk bareback (keep sliding around lol!).
         

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