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Many horse breeds make great trail riding horses, as long as they have a smooth gait and can cover the ground quickly. Discover the many gaited horse breeds with helpful advice from an experienced trail boss in this video on horseback riding.
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Hi! I'm Judy Smith. I'm a trail rider or have been a trail rider. I am a trail rider for many many years from Belga, Washington and I just like to talk to you about what the best breed is for trail riding. And actually there isn't any one breed that is good as long as the horse is sensible, they can cover the ground quickly, they're comfortable for you to ride. Dated horses are preferred usually by older people because we call 'em retirement horses. They have a nice, smooth gait and they cover the ground quickly. It doesn't matter whether it's a Tennessee walker like Sonny here, the foxtrotter Reno out in the pasture or your Arabians. They're good for your endurance riding, they're also good for regular trail riding but they're known for their stamina for endurance riding. Your Appaloosas, your quarter horses, your mustangs. Those are all good trail horses as long as like I said, they're comfortable, they're level-headed, they're willing to go and they're comfortable for you to ride. Happy trails.
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