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Horse Behavior and Training

Gaited Horse

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A friend just told me that my Quarter Horse is a gaited horse. Is there something different to learn when riding a gaited horse?
Kathy
Debbie Roberts Loucks, USA
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Interesting... you may want to read more here: https://animals.mom.com/difference-in-quarter-horse-walking-horse-12563606.html 

Gait Differences
The quarter horse exhibits the standard gaits of most equines -- walk, trot, canter -- or lope, in Western horse lingo -- and gallop. The Tennessee walking horse is a gaited breed, naturally performing other smooth gaits for the ease of the rider. For walkers, the classic gait is the running walk, a lateral four-beat gait in which the horse may travel as much as 10 mph. In other breeds, a bobbing head is generally a sign of lameness. In the Tennessee walker, it means his head bobs in conjunction with his hoof's rhythm. Other gaits performed by the Tennessee walker include the pace, the rack, the singlefoot and the foxtrot -- although not every horse can perform every gait.