Why don't more people just walk instead of gaiting all the time...? I guess I don't get it If I'm riding with someone, its because I want to enjoy their company, so of course I'm not going to allow my mare to just rack the whole way down the trail, I'll collect her into a nice walk right along the QH's and enjoy talking to the other riders.
If ya wanna go racking/or whatever you and your horse does xD, then go alone or with other gaited horses.... sounded simple to me personally.
What I do notice is people saying on these boards, you can train your horse to walk at any speed from .1mph to infinity(or some such). If your horses wont go that slow they are obviously ill trained. Such lovely statements from some. That being the case, please train your horses to at least walk up to 5mph over long distance so we can comfortably ride together.