Can a Tennessee Walking Horse be an English lesson horse?
I rode English for three years as a little girl, competing once in a Walk/Trot Equitation class (I came in second place).
Now through an interesting series of events I have adopted a Tennessee Walking Horse mare. She's a nice ride, though at the moment I'm having to recondition her after she got thin and scruffy due to being picked on by other horses at her previous location.
I don't really have any experience with gaited horses, and I have younger siblings that would like to learn English riding (I already have English tack as it is). A cousin of mine helping me care for the horse teaches riding lessons herself (mostly Western I think).
So I'm curious . . . can you teach basic English riding on a TW, or do you need a horse that only does the basic walk, trot, and canter?
My mother used to ride and show American Saddlebreds saddle seat. I presume that specific discipline is more conducive to a TW.