perform walk, canter, may trot and ambling gaits. The ambling gaits include the four beat gaits: Step Pace; Saddle Rack; Running Walk; Rack and Foxtrot. Therefore, Gaited Morgans are capable of both lateral and diagonal gaits.
Justin Morgan bred Figure the foundation stallion of the Morgan breed. Figure was later renamed for his breeder Justin Morgan. Figure had pacing blood through his dam and must have reproduced gait when bred to “Narragansett Pacers” of the time and area.
How did Gaited Morgans evolve/develop? — History
Current Gaited Morgans and non gaited Morgans trace back to 19th Century as a mixture of Morgan, Saddlebred and Standardbred stock. Todays Gaited Morgan Horses are the result of 20th Century breeders producing some unintended Gaited Morgans. The SynchroGait Gene A study/DNA test proved gait is inherited from previous generations.
The Morgan is not overall a gaited breed, but during the SynchroGait Gene A testing a random sample of UC Davis DNA registered Morgans showed 17% carried the Gait Gene A. This random sample showed there are Gaited Morgans within the breed. There is conjecture as to the source of this gait and which families or lines might be the source. Each new SynchroGait Gene A DNA test by Morgan owners/breeders seems to indicate “Gait” can be found across the Morgan breeding lines.
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