Sunday, August 10, 2008

MAKE that icelandic horse gait!!

How to make gait for idiots:

if you want to make your horse gait that is in and out... people inTennesee have known about this for decades. even centuries. And moreand more icelandic trainers have known about this for decades, peoplelike Walter Feldman, Gudmar, etc. its very simple actually. andeveryone in America who is really into the gaited horse scene prettymuch knows this.... any decent farrier knows it, even the indecentfarriers know it, especially the indecent farriers....are you ready? Get a pencil.If its pacey, weighted shoes on front.if its trotty, weighted shoes on back.Sometimes the shoes dont even have to be weighted, just the weight ofa shoe will "square up" the horse as they say here.Sometimes just the weight of bell boots in front will square up a horse.HOWEVER, and here's the downside... once your horse gets used to theweight and gaiting with it and develops timing for it, if you everremove the shoes, voila, the horse won't gait at all. And if it wasnaturally gaited to begin with, the gait will come back gradually. Ifit wasnt naturally gaited, and was trotty or pacey, that horse is notnaturally gaited and will always have to have that weight to gait,which stresses bones and joints and tendons and over the years breaksthe horse down.also saddlefit/rider position. if you find the last rib (wanda posteda video recently about that, I am gonna put it on my blog) and therear of the saddle and your weight are over the loin at that last rib,you can get a horse to tolt that way, through pain. They will archthe back a little and really tolt. Its amazing how far just a littlepain goes in producing gait! You can even make a Quarterhorse rackdoing this, its truly spectacular what a horse will do when in pain!and the better, more gentle, loving, smarter horses are the best atfollowing orders even when in pain. They dont fight back, you see.So the best force-gaited horses are the ones who allow mistreatmentthe best! The renegades get sold to idiots like me and you, the smartones who fight back and say heck no, I aint taking it no more. Thenwe love them and forgive them and teach them humans arent so awful andthen the joke is on them, because we get the best horses. some arewell gaited, some are not, but all are grateful to be able to bethemselves.I am just glad we dont have anyone out there saying I need to be abasketball star in the NBA cause I am really not built for it.

Here is a video of how to find the last rib, where the loins are, from Wanda in saskatchewan. Idiots could use that as a tool to how to create pain and tolt in a horse. Decent people can use it to help their horse achieve gait naturally (a forever situation instead of a temporary forced gait situation)

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Janice McDonald resides in a tiny Northwest Florida Hamlet just north of Fountain Florida and South of Dothan Alabama. She is employed as a bureaucrat and Govt. Professor and has many interesting and amazing views on the way things are, and should be. Everyone tells her she should write a book but New York publishers are not interested in publishing interesting writers anymore because times are hard and they can't take a risk and publish anyone unless they are already Stephen King or Danielle Steel. Janice owns several horses of various gaited breeds, one donkey, Curly Ray, who has his own blog, two parrots, three dogs, several chickens and geese and three cats.

Hall of Shame photo of the day

Hall of Shame photo of the day
It takes a big strong man to control a fuzzy little pony! Yee Hawww

Biglick vs Bell Boots

Tennessee Walking Horses Wear Padded Weighted Shoes
Icelandic horses wear padded weighted bell boots
Tennessee Walking Horses wear long shanked bits
Icelandic Horses do too, along with tight dropped nosebands cutting off all air so they can't breathe
Tennessee Walking Horses are ridden in a chair seat so that rider weight on the loins causes pain, ventroflexion of the back and a racking gait
Icelandic horses are ridden in tight, illfitting narrow saddles by riders sitting on the loins which causes pain, ventroflexion of the back and a racking gait.
Tennesee Walking Horses are ridden with tight reins cranking the head into an unnatural position to force gait
Icelandic Horses are ridden with tight reins cranking the head into an unnatural position to force gait.
The smooth natural signatire gait of the Tennessee Walking Horse has been bred nearly into extinction by the biglick show influences.
Icelandic Horses are being bred to have more slender, refined bodies and long graceful necks more reminiscent of a tiny saddlebred than a sturdy, stocky and compact icelandic pony. You cannot alter conformation in a gaited horse without sacrificing gait. Icelandic studs and mares have been given high breeding evaluation scores based on heavy mane, and forced unnatural gait while having bad legs and other serious conformation flaws.

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