A gaited horse can canter just like any other breed. With proper training they can be cantered on a loose rein as well as in collection. There are lots of myths and mis-information out there about how a gaited horse must be ridden or trained. Much of this has been created by the gaited horse show world, which in some cases uses some very unconventional training methods. I start & train a gaited horse just like any other breed. I donít use any special bits and gimmicks that are associated with gaited breeds. They are primarily ridden on a loose rein unless I am asking something from them that may require collection. In the past I have even used a few gaited horses for cow/ranch work and they can do anything other breeds can do if trained properly.