Keep in mind being gaited is NATURAL! Now, having said that it is not NATURAL to gait the way these 2 horse shown are!! I think it's inhumane what these people do to their horses. BUT I guess it's the same way in any "Show world". Be it dog shows, horse shows, etc. None of it's exactly "Natural". Do you see poodles inthe wild with poms poms all over their bodies? :)
I have 2 gaited horses that iare like riding a cadillac. It's very hard to go back to my QH after riding them. My husband compares it to riding in an old chevy truck versus the caddy!