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[RC] [Guest] re: teaching horses to be brave - Ridecamp Moderator

Peggy Rowe kiskka@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
"A breed of horses may be defined as a group of horses having a common origin and possessing certain well-fixed, distinctive, uniformly transmitted characteristics that are not common to other horses." Dr. Ensminger
Saddlebreds are bred to the genetic
predispostiion to gait. I guess
I define "use" by discipline rather than the
gait I am moving at, because the fact that the
horse is galloping doesn't take away from the
fact that the horse can also gait-in the ex below
provided by Maggie.
It is true that not all ASBs are five-gaited, mine
happens to be and did not cost a fortune BTW. I would
not use the rack on a ride, but have used the slow
gait, and it is wonderful? Maggie-Is it possible
your 'dreamy trot' could be a 'dreamy slow gait' ?
Peggy Rowe

Maggie writes:
<<I know Saddlebreds are shown as gaited horses, but does anyone actually
expect them to rack in an endurance ride? I think of gaited horses as those
that are asked to do their favored gait doing whatever you do. ie: if you
barrel race a paso at a gallop, you aren't using him as a gaited horse.

My saddlebred has a dreamy, ground-covering trot. I don't even know if she
has ever racked.>>



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