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While endurance saddles are designed for competitions in which horse and rider teams cover between 50 and 100 miles in a day, they are also the ideal choice for long trail rides. A gaited endurance saddle is specially designed to allow your gaited horse complete freedom of movement, ensuring he is able to offer his best performance while remaining comfortable and free from saddle sores. Here are some basic tips for choosing a western gaited endurance saddle that meets your needs. Features Start shopping for a gaited endurance saddle, and you’ll soon notice that the main feature is comfort for...
         The term saddlery refers to saddles, harnesses and other equipment for horses. Respectively, it also describes the trade of making the saddles. A saddler is a professional who manufactures, repairs, rebuilds and designs equipment for all equestrian disciplines. Unlike other medieval crafts, the saddlery still flourishes. Most saddlers work in small, privately owned workshops with less than four employees, although larger establishments can also be found around the country where the equipment is made using hands and machinery. Discount saddlery can typically be obtained from such...
The Missouri Fox Trotter is a gaited horse breed that originated in the US state of Missouri. The Trotter is best known for its ambling gait, which is known as the “fox trot”. Hence this is how the Missouri Fox Trotter got its name. The Trotter is used mainly for pleasure and trail riding due to their easy nature, surefootedness, and smooth gait.    The Missouri Fox Trotter was first developed from several gaited horse breeds that were brought to the Missouri state from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia by earlier settlers. The horse breeds that helped to influence the trotter included...
Missouri Fox Trotter Horse
The Tennessee Walking Horse is best known for its unique four beated “running walk”. They are a gaited horse breed that was first developed in the southern United States. The Tennessee Walking Horse is an extremely popular show horse, however they are also commonly used for pleasure and trial riding in both English and Western disciplines. There are two basic types of Tennessee Walking Horse competitions, the “flat shod” and the “performance” horse. Flat shod horses wear normal horseshoes and perform with less movement. The performance horses wear built-up pads so that they perform with high...
Tennessee Walking Horse
                 Fitting a gaited horse can be a challenge, so how do you know if your horse would be right in a gaited saddle. There are several breeds of horses that would benefit from the design of the gaited saddle. These horses need the additional flexibility and “A” shape of the saddle in order to enhance and not hinder their natural ambling gaits. The Saddlebred:                  The Saddlebred stands between 15 and 17 hands. They are defined by their long and arched neck, sloping shoulders and high withers. The Saddlebred has a high set head which is finely sculpted and topped with...
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Finding the right size saddle can be tedious, but is very important to you and your horse. An ill fitting saddle for a horse can cause sore backs and impede the horse's natural gait. There are several signs that the saddle fits poorly. The gullet of the saddle that presses down on top of your horse's withers, causes the weight to sit directly on the horse's spine directly resulting in back pain. The bars should not pinch the shoulders, this causes the horse restriction in their range of motion. For gaited horses in particular bars that flare aid in allowing the full range of motion in the...
The experienced horseman or horsewoman is familiar with the traditional gaits of the horse, which include walk, trot, canter, and gallop. The working gait of most horses is the trot, but this two-beat diagonal gait can be jarring and difficult to ride. So horse breeders started selectivity breeding horses that naturally substitute a traditional trot for a smooth saddle gait. Thus the resulting horses are what we call today as gaited. For gaited breeds refer to article “What horse takes a Gaited Saddle?”. There are many additional gaits that gaited horses are either trained to perform or...
The right horse for you may not be the right horse for your friend. When considering a new horse you must weigh many variables. These variables can vary from person to person. For example, one person might be fine with a 14 hand horse, but the next person may not. In this article we look into the variables of finding the right gaited horse for you. For additional information about various breeds of gaited horse please refer to the article “What Type of Horse Takes a Gaited Saddle?”.  These variables include temperament, soundness, manners on the ground, size and conformation, manners under...
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    Not all horses have the same four gaits, walk, trot, canter, and gallop. There are a variety of different gaited breeds which expand upon the traditional gaits into what is called an ambling gait or a pace. Because of these additional gaits, gaited horses can prove difficult to find a good fitting saddle. The traditional western saddle can pinch the shoulders and hinder these additional movements. In addition, traditional western pleasure saddles are long in the skirt and can cause weight distribution problems in the traditionally shorter backed and uphill build gaited horse. So the...
Gaited Horse Saddle
The Basics of Peruvian Paso Horses Gaited horses are gradually gaining popularity in the horse community. Gaited horses such as the Peruvian Paso provide riders with a smoother ride and are known for having good temperaments. These horses are a popular choice with older riders or riders who's physical health problems, such as back and leg pain, may have been keeping them out of the saddle. The Peruvian Paso is a medium-sized horse breed, known primarily for their unique four-beat paso llano and sobreandando gaits, which are performed in place of the trot. The paso llano is a slower, more...

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