Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gait on Loose Rein

This is a young Tennessee Walking Horse, just starting saddle training.

Naturally gaited horses should be able to gait on a loose rein as shown in this video.

Moon Colt

This colt is a cross between Moon (Missouri Fox Trotter) and a Percheron mare.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gaited Horse Connected Riding Clinic


This video is of a lesson in Oct 2008 with Connected Riding instructor Diane Sept at a clinic in Eugene Oregon. This was a super fun lesson with lots of different exercises and transitions to different gaits. My 11 year old Tennessee Walking horse "Radar" is naturally (multi) gaited (barefoot), but he has poor front end conformation (toes out). He is loose and shakes/nods at the walk, which can jiggle me right out of position. When I am riding correctly his best (fluid & smooth) gaits are the flatwalk and runwalk. He has been offering to trot lately. In this lesson we worked on transitioning him to gait by getting lighter, instead of getting after him.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Horse Gaits

This video shows the horse's walk, trot, canter, pace.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What Gait / Shadow

What gait is this Missouri Fox Trotter doing?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Connected Riding Gaited Horses

Connected riding is good for gaited horses. This video shows a gaited Spanish Mustang practicing some connected riding.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Loading of the Horse's Hoof

Loading of the horse's hoof.