RE: Gaited Horses

Truman Prevatt (
Thu, 27 Nov 1997 19:43:42 -0500

My walking horse Misty is with in spitting distance of 2000 miles and I
have never had any problems with the vets being able to evaluate her "trot"


At 02:53 PM 11/27/97 EST, you wrote:
>Just a comment/question on Carol B's post. Was the vet expecting the
>gaited horse to trot in the "trot-out" and not do another gait, even
>though the other gait is done perfectly fine and without showing any
>signs of lameness/shortness of stride? Would a fox trot be any less
>determinative of lameness or CRI (if that is being measured)
>than a plain old trot? I don't think so.
>I thought some gaited horses don't even have the "trot" as part of
>their natural gaits?
>I guess vets need to become accustomed to evaluating other gaits
>which may be presented to them by gaited horses, which are
>different but "equivalent to", the trot.
>Lysane and Buck