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Re: [RC] pacing anglo - Heidi Smith


My daughter had a registered Quarter Horse gelding that 'singlefooted'.  A
really nice gait -- comfortable and can cover distances for hours.  Only
problem, difficult to get a singlefooter to flat out walk.

Actually, with my Arabs that amble or singlefoot, I've not found that to be
the case.  The ones I've had with the most tendency to gait have also had
the most outstanding walks.  My best "gaiter" has been my stallion Abu Ben
Surrabu--and one of my favorite memories of his endurance career was doing
the last 12 miles of the Santiam 100 in the pitch dark, up over Cash
Mountain (single file trail over a BIG climb, and jeep road down the other
side), glow sticks swinging on his chest, in 2:05 without ever getting out
of a walk.  We actually put distance between us and horses behind us that
were trotting trying to catch up.  He has an overreach as much as 16" at the
walk pretty routinely, and can really march along.

Heidi


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