Missouri Fox Trotter People, Please Advise
Please tell me how to help get one to gait under saddle.
He is a youngster, about four, and he has been used for trail riding. His owner sent him to a 5-gaited-Saddlebred trainer early on. I don't know why.
He will foxtrot in the pasture, but not under saddle.
I am thinking it is a question of still getting him balanced with a rider, since he is so young.
But since I have known only one Missouri Fox Trotter before now, and he was a seasoned trail horse, and since I know nothing about schooling them, I wanted to ask here.
A friend of mine has him now. She is an experienced trainer and rider but not of gaited horses. We want to give this youngster a good experience while he is at our barn.