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  1. Gaited Horses
    Last November, I bought my first gaited horse. He's a Spotted Saddle Horse. I've owned Quarter horses, Appaloosas, Paints, and Standardbreds before. In the last year, I've only ridden this horse once. From the ground, his gait looks really weird but from up top, I never dreamed a horse could...
  2. 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...
  3. Gaited Horses
    I am in the market for a gaited trail horse. I found a Fox Trotter, who after riding over 11 miles in Big South Fork, I decided to purchase pending a PPE. Unfortunately, an old bowed tendon injury ruled her out, even though she was sound while riding. I am extremely wary of barns that sell...
  4. Horse Training
    Hey all! I created my account specifically for getting help with this horse so hopefully someone can help me out. I live in central Virginia but finding a gaited horse trainer has been especially hard since not a lot of people take the time to call back. I have a 20 year old Walking...
  5. Horse Boarding
    We are a military family moving to the Richmond, VA area soon and we're searching for a good boarding facility in the Midlothian/Chesterfield Co. area. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! We have a Tennessee Walker and a Rocky Mountain.
  6. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hi guys! This is my first post here (yay!). So I am in search of a horse, and I came across this Tennessee walker that I loved! It was my first time riding a gaited horse too. I'm getting him vetted and if all goes well I'm gonna buy him. Can y'all tell me what you think about him? Also, can...
  7. Horse Breeds
    Recently, a tragedy left a family friend's friend's family in a tight spot. They have three friesian paso fino cross horses and have asked if we would like to make an offer. Does anyone have experience with this cross? It seems odd to be, wouldn't the paso fino gait contradict the extended...
  8. Horses for Sale
    "Zephy" is a gorgeous gaited Paso Fino, small framed and delicate looking, but strong and energetic. She has a super smooth ride, your seat will never leave the saddle. Stands for vet, farrier, grooming, fly spray. Zephy has lots of get-up-and-go! She has had MANY miles of trail riding...
  9. Gaited Horses
    Hello, I am new to the TWH community with a recent TWH addition to my "herd". I am curious about her pedigree and value. Is she worth considering breeding? She has a great personality and smooth easy going gait. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I just bought my first horse at age 57, a 14.3 Tennessee Walker What I now need is a Western style saddle with a modern look to it. She is shorter backed 21" from shoulder blade to last rib. I would like a 15" saddle. Im 5'2 , 128 lbs , so i don't want too heavy a saddle. I would like a mattress...
  11. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! How would you teach a gaited (Icelandic) horse to trot? I have seen her trot in the paddock like once or twice, but never in handwork or with rider. Her preferred gait is pace, but she also chooses to tölt from time to time. But the thing is, that I cannot even think of possibly...
  12. Gaited Horses
    Hello, I have a new (to me) TWH arriving on Sunday. Her bit and bridle aren't coming with her. (I don't know much about bits. When I was a kid I just rode in a western curb bit - rode my horse for pleasure around the farm and my house.) So I need to buy a new bit and bridle. To start...
  13. Horse Conformation Critique
    So, I've been told in the past little examinations of my purebred, 11 year old, Tennessee Walking horse mare, Jubilee. But I haven't gotten a very good overview, or thorough conformation check. I, personally don't care too much about conformation as at the moment I'm pretty into natural...
  14. Gaited Horses
    Okay, so I have started a new kind of video lessons. This first video, I show you 6 minutes of me training a pacey TWH gelding on the road. The view is from the horse's back, showing you the horse's head so you can begin to see and hear the different gaits. Here is the link to the VIDEO...
  15. Horse Training
    I have a 16 year old tennessee walker/draft cross that I've had for 8 months now! When I first got her she hadn't been worked or ridden for about 3 years and came from a Montana ranch where she had been a broodmare and strictly trail horse. It has taken me up until the last couple months to get...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking for a western trail riding saddle for a large gaited horse. Any advice about Tennessean? Brenda Imus? Circle Y? and any others. Please comment if you have had any personal experience with these saddles for gaited horses
  17. Horse Shows
    I am organizing a couple of schooling shows for the barn that my horses are at, and need someone to explain the different gaited classes to me (I grew up showing stock horses and hunter/jumpers; it was a rarity in my area to see someone with a gaited horse). There are quite a few TN Walkers and...
  18. Endurance Riding
    Ok, I did rides in the SE region from '05-'08. Some of you might remember a bareback gaited horse rider who could barely walk. (long story on being forced to ride bareback. Let's just say that RA took out my ability to use stirrups long ago....) Then I got real bad off with my RA for many years...
  19. Gaited Horses
    I remember my instructor talking about how the gaits are learned and how they have to still be slightly natural and how it must be slightly natural. In reality how natural is it?(Rack and slow gait)
  20. Gaited Horses
    Hey all! I'm super excited because I'm finally "approved" to ride my own horse this weekend. I say approved, but I really mean I have some support. I'm a new Paso Fino owner - this year 3/19/13 - and a pretty new rider too. I have a 22yo gelding (I've ridden him probably 10 times since March)...
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