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Does anyone else have this problem with their gaited horse?  I'm not sure it's really a problem with gaited horses but, anyway, this is what my TWH mare has learned to do;  she is great on the…Continue

Started by Cathy Gourlay. Last reply by Cathy Gourlay May 2, 2013.

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Comment by Kate Green on March 29, 2012 at 11:23pm

I ride in both english(wide tree all pupose) saddle and a western saddle. Just depends on the individual horse and my mood.  All my riding horses are my Galicenos who have short backs.  Our western saddles are supposed to be arab trees from what I understand.

Comment by Renee Hanson on March 27, 2012 at 7:42pm

I don't know if any of you would be interested but the Gaited Horse Club in Longmont Colorado is putting on a , (they promise affordable) horse show in Sept.

Comment by Cathy Gourlay on March 26, 2012 at 10:27am

Thanks, Wendy.  I have now purchased a western saddle for my TWH.  It is quite a bit wider than the QH saddle I had for her and she does seem to be happier in it.  With the other saddle she wanted to take off as soon as I sat down, but with this new one she is willing to stand quietly, so I think the firs saddle was too narrow for her.

Comment by Wendy on March 9, 2012 at 11:45am

I ride a Peruvian in an English all purpose saddle, however I'm not showing, just trail riding. I have seen many photos of this breed in western pleasure saddle as well as English.

Comment by Cathy Gourlay on March 9, 2012 at 10:33am

Can anyone out there tell me their experience with saddles for gaited horses;  I know that my QH saddle is too narrow for her, but I also have a treeless Barefoot saddle that seems okay;  do you think gaited horses require special saddles?

Comment by Kate Green on March 8, 2012 at 12:08pm

Dont get me wrong. She doesnt have a large program. Her breeding stock is a small herd with impeccable bloodlines that she has been combining to create fantastic examples of this wonderful breed.

Comment by Kate Green on March 8, 2012 at 12:04pm

I have a friend in the Texas panhandle breeding TWHs and she has both foundation and old show bloodlines at her place. She has a lovely sorrel filly.  Check her out at Runningarrowfarms.com She does everything with her horse including extensive trail riding.  She also raises longhorns.  Sandy talks about how her horses nod their heads and gait from birth.  She has the only foundation certified creamello mare. 

Comment by Cathy Gourlay on March 8, 2012 at 10:33am

After lots of research I finally brought home my TWH in September;  that's her in the profile picture;  she is a 9 yr. old that came from Kentucky;  hence the name;  KentuckyKlass (KlassyGirl);  I'm still getting to know her, but so far she has proven to be very level headed, calm, and gentle;  she can "go" when asked, but she can also take me on a nice slow walk.  What a great breed!

Comment by Kate Green on February 7, 2012 at 12:16am

The Galiceno was brought over during the quest for El Dorado. They lived wild and free in Mexico till the late 50s early sixtys when some were imported and a registry set up.  They are naturally gaited (running walk.)  I personally have not seen ours gait, but give it time.  I picked up a yearling stallion with foundation breeding and a wonderful way of going.  You can check them out at www.galiceno.org

Comment by Renee Hanson on February 5, 2012 at 9:50am

Greetings Gaited horse lovers.  I own flatshod TWHs but love all the breeds, gaited or not.  I'm not familier with the Galiceno, if they originate from somewhere with a warm climate, I am willing to go investigate. ;-)

 

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