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  1. Horse Training
    I might start lungeing some TWHs pretty soon here but I need some input from y'all. I've seen people here say you shouldn't lunge gaited horses because it will mess up their gait, some say they should be lunged in large circles to avoid that, and some say they can be lunged like any other horse...
  2. Gaited Horses
    Hi everyone! I just joined HorseForum today! I am 48 yo and looking for my first horse to call my own. I rode a lot as a kid - and then off and on in my 20s - but I have moved to Central Oregon and now have the property and the easy access to trails to make me feel like nows the time for my...
  3. Gaited Horses
    Hi guys, I am just curious if any of you have bought any of Ivy Schexnayder's DVDs or videos on getting your gaited horses to get your trotty or pacey gaited horses to do their correct running walk or foxtrot etc. Bought her DVDs and downloaded them the other day, and it taught me quite...
  4. Gaited Horses
    I have a 6 year old standardbred Mare shes a shorter mare shes a pony (14hh). I'm Getting her to be very good with Jumping on the ground in the arena. She will give me a canter the entire time and gait here and there (she doesn't trot all she does is pace) But as soon as I get on her back she...
  5. Horse Training
    ive heard alot of mixed things about cantering a gaited horse, in my opinion i think its great for them, and if they love it than why not?
  6. Horse Pictures
    Since it is raining here (finally!!!), I feel like posting pics because I am bored out of my mind. I hope ya'll enjoy! Featuring Traveller and Reb, my TWHs! Traveller (13 year old TWH) Reb (5 year old TWH/SSH) This picture sums up our lives pretty well: "Where are my Manna Pro...
  7. Gaited Horses
    Please read to the end... So I'm 14 and have been wanting a horse for a WHILE... I have been riding since I was 8 and it is my whole life. I started competing in dressage and jumping when I was 9, stopped jumping, competed in dressage for 2 years, did a few shows in training level last year...
  8. Gaited Horses
    So my mom and I went to look at (what I thought was) a very nice tennessee walker the other night that is a potential buy as a "beginner/kid safe" trail/road riding horse. I have never owned a gaited horse and have only ridden one twice. I have recently decided that I REALLY like the...
  9. Horse Training
    What is Basic Training? Have you ever wondered what goes on during your horses "Basic Training"? Well, if you were in the military, it's is similar to the process there. You want to build a horse from the ground up the way you want him. The first thing I do is an evaluation. What does he know...
  10. Gaited Horses
    Gaited horses can canter naturally but cantering under saddle is different. At first it's uncomfortable and seems like their legs are everywhere. You have to build the muscles and get them soft and supple in the sides. We lunged Dolly a lot just building her muscles and then started applying...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    i bought a 13.2hh pony and he was sold to me as a pinto. when we got him home i discovered not only did he trot and canter, he did some other weird things as well. at that point, i was only like 11 years old and had no idea what gaiting was and that there was such a thing as horses with gaits...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I recently purchased a 5 year old Tennessee Walker. He has a very wide back and low withers. I recently noticed that my gaited saddle was pinching his withers which is clearly causing him discomfort. The hair in those areas has turned gray. I decided to try a full QH bar saddle on him. Even...
  13. Horse Training
    So, basically, I want to teach my gaited horse to trot. I know that sounds like heresy, but I am not a rider of gaited horses. He will trot when I lunge him, but as soon as someone gets on him, he seems to forget how. I have been trained as an eventer and would love to event with him, but I...
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