Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by Faster Horses, Mar 12, 2017.
So, are they bred pacing or trained to pace? I guess you could train them to trot ?
I had husband quick take pictures. He's...not a camera man. lol
I'll try to find some other candids for you.
He has a trot that would make a dressage judge fall over in love. Apparently he paced without hopples, so he has a very natural pace. I don't mind if he pulls out a pace under saddle, as long as we can make it smooth.
He's just going to be a trail horse. We have tons of dirt roads and fields around here to ride. I'll need a horse calm enough for my son to learn to ride as well, and I think this guy has the brains for it.
Bred for it. Charlie does trot and canter in the pasture as well.
They are bred to pace. Most of them pace from birth. Some pace and trot, but if they won't trot they won't. You can train a trotter to pace, but you can't train a pacer to trot if they don't have it in them. Hopples are to help steady the legs. Stbs who trot naturally, also have pacers in their background so you can start a failed trotter pacing, but not the other way around. If I made that clear enough.
Who am I kidding. Photo uploader hates me today.
this 1st 1 looked, from my mobile, almost like it could have been a horse with 2 heads! Still so handsome though, great buy!
Congratulations! He looks like a keeper, they tend to be such gentle souls.
I hope you get to learn to drive. I love driving.
Wow, look at that glossy coat!
You are right, a two headed horse would have been a much better purchase.
I did quite a lot of ground driving with my old horse, but we only hooked him once before he passed. My grandpa used to do a lot of driving, but he's been gone for five years, so I'd like to drive for family legacy as much as anything.
He has a super short winter coat!
He was also regularly stalled before I got him, now he has to rough it. He's probably a little dustier than he was when he was dropped off.
Congratulations on your new boy! He's actually related to my Joe!
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