TWH Gait Eval - YouTubeLink

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ~*Sweet Cheeks*~, May 23, 2011.

  1. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Hey all gaited horse experts - could you please tell me what my TWH is doing while being lunged by my trainer?



    In the YouTube Video taken on my cellphone, he is not happy about being in the arena after all the other horses got turned in AND he doesn't care for the direction he's going and you will see him attempt to turn around to go the other direction.

    Thank you for your input.
     
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  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like he trots and paces in between gaiting, you can't keep a walking horse in a consistent gait while lunging, even though a natural gaited horse gaits in the field, when you ride you have to keep him in that gait so it becomes consistant, it takes different muscles to do the different gaits, so you condition the ones for the runningwalk so he wants to do what feels good to him all the time, hope that helps
     
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  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I am not a gaited horse expert (or any other kind of expert either [​IMG]), but my first thought watching the video is that your horse is having trouble getting a nice bend to his body, and the handler has him coursing a pretty tight circle. He looks like he's working his back end and then his front end, not the whole body in unison. I would have widened the circle quite a bit and work on getting him to bend into the turn.

    OOOOPS! I forgot to add that he is very handsome!
     
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  4. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see pacing! Very lateral movement. better for a walker to pace than trot. It just needs squared up a bit to get a good running walk out of it.
     
  5. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is pacing, not anything near a running walk. He has zero bend and no idea what is being asked of him and your trainer is letting him roam all over and then tugging him back by his head- not good for him. This is not the way to get a horse to bend or gait properly and if continued eventually will teach him this pacing permanently. Ground work to teach him to give to pressure, and then ridding teaching him to bend and move and give to pressure and then work on the specific gait.
     
  6. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Hello,
    You horse has the racking gait of TWH's.
    Some of them can pick their knees up to their chest while racking (Speed Racking)
    You should look it up.
    My Spotted Saddle Horse has a really showy Racking gait. Alot of fun and wants you find your Seat very smooth.
    Your walker looks young so you can train him to have a very nice one. I would say there is one in the making already.
    Best of Luck!
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I agree with her.
     
  8. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:I agree with her.

    You beat me to it. I know nothing about walking horses, but the whole lunging thing she was doing is wrong regardless of discipline.
     
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't know what she was doing but she had him on too tight a lead, I would be confused also.... [​IMG]
     
  10. genuck

    genuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup with the pacing. He is leaning in heavy on the inside, too small a circle and off balance. If you ever watch someone train a walker, they ride a straight line, stop turn on the haunches, and ride a straight line. When your horse is properly in gait he will have a distinctive head bob. To get in gait he needs to be balanced and working off his hind end. Not gonna happen on that lunge line.
     

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