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post #11 of 19 Old 06-22-2012, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Calming Melody View Post
I have never rode a gaited horse before but am excited to find out ! I hope he does good for me !

Get ready to get hooked!!

The reason I ask is because they gait, not trot. When they get bumpy, you need to correct it and bring them back into a gait, otherwise they will learn to do a bumpy, uneven "trot" called a pace, and it is not comfy. So make sure if he gets bumpy that you bring him back down to a walk and ask for a gait, don't let him pace. Just some advice

When they are gaiting, it is just awesome, it's like floating on a cloud! When they start pacing, it's like falling from said cloud.

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post #12 of 19 Old 06-22-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I know for sure I am riding Sunday , my friend is coming over because she doesn't want me to ride him by myself the first time ! I have been riding her horses though and have been doing great and having a blast! It's hard to control this urge of mine lol
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-22-2012, 11:29 AM
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looking forward to hearing about your wonderful ride on sunday
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post #14 of 19 Old 06-23-2012, 08:30 PM
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Subbing... Want to know how your ride goes tomorrow!! Have fun!!!!
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post #15 of 19 Old 06-23-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys ! It'll be towards the evening and I am going to get my son to video tape some of it , hopefully he will be able to hold the camera some what straight !! lol
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post #16 of 19 Old 06-25-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Omg ! Cash was a blast for me ! He did so good !! Here are a few videos I got but will be getting more tomorrow , I look awkward cause I kept on having to adjust the saddle it was getting crooked and the stirrups were to long , but I got that fixed now !!
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post #17 of 19 Old 06-25-2012, 04:00 AM
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LOL the breathing.. that sounds so creepy xD

But nice, you sat while he was gaiting

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #18 of 19 Old 06-25-2012, 04:34 AM
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Looks great you must be over the moon!
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post #19 of 19 Old 06-25-2012, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Oh was is fun..Just went for a ride this morning and everything went good now that I got my stirrups adjusted BUT my one stirrup after riding for a bit fell down, like came out of the holes and I tried to fix it and it came down again...We had to punch more holes in it because I am so short...Grrr Going to have to fix that problem quick!
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