Gaited Breeds

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Tennessee Walking Horse

History of the Breed The Tennessee Walking Horse is a breed founded from mixing the Narragansett Pacer and Canadian Pacer horses with the gaited Spanish Mustangs back in the late 1700’s. These horses were originally known as the “Tennessee Pacers”. Eventually Morgan, Standardbred, Thoroughbred and American Saddlebred blood was also added to the breed. In 1886, Black Allen (later known […]

Missouri Fox Trotter

Like many gaited breeds, Fox Trotters are known for their gentleness, willingness to please, and extreme intelligence. They have a lot of common sense and can be taught to do many different things.  History of the Missouri Fox Trotter The following excerpt was taken from the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association. More than a century ago, the settlers and pioneers […]

The Icelandic Horse

On a personal note… I just love these little horses.  I’ve never had the privileged of riding an Icelandic, but I have seen them perform at the Pennsylvania Horseworld Expo.  They are so amazing to watch!  You are instantly captured by their super-fast and smooth gaites.  Plus, how can you not love their fuzzy manes! A Little Bit About the […]

The Paso Fino

​​Ahh the Paso Fino.  If you were to ask my horse about the Paso Fino, he would say “it’s a fire-breathing dragon running really fast to to get no-where”.  Well, that’s his perception anyway. The Definition According to Wikipedia…​ The Paso Fino is a naturally gaited light horse breed dating back to horses imported to the Caribbean from Spain.  Pasos are prized for their smooth, […]