What is a gait supposed to look like?
I've seen a bunch of different YouTube videos of (non-sored, big lick) TWHs that gait with their head high with a head nod. However, when I gait my TWH, her head is low/flat with very little head nod. I know she is gaiting as I've taken videos of it and watched her hoof fall. Is that normal? Does that mean she's on her forequarters? She's kind of always like this (in the pasture, lunging, or under saddle) unless she gets exited/nervous or on the trail. The saddle fits fine, and she is healthy. She is also barefoot and bitless.
When they are gaiting, how do you know if they are using themselves?
Again, from the videos I've seen, they all look rather hollow and stiff. This is my first gaited, and I'm more used to the head down, shoulders up, and rounded back feel and look, and I can't tell with gaiteds.
Last edited by Equilibrium; 04-05-2019 at 06:03 PM.