Gaited Morgans perform walk, canter, some may trot and one or more ambling gaits. Therefore, capable both lateral and diagonal gaits. Current Gaited Morgans and non gaited Morgans trace back to 19th Century as a mixture of Morgan, Saddlebred, Thoroughbred and Standardbred stock. Todays Gaited Morgan Horses are the result of 19th Century breeders producing some unintended Gaited Morgans. The SynchroGait Gene A study/DNA test proved “Gait” is inherited from previous generations. The Morgan breed is not an overall gaited breed, but random samples tested by UC Davis showed 20% carried the gait gene. You can find the answers to frequently asked question about the Morgan Breed
Our horses gaiting over the years are shown via videos on site pages: Gaited Morgan Videos and Gaited Morgan Stallions and Gaited Morgan Mares. Our journey with Gaited Morgans is explained About Us Our breeding philosophy includes a historical breeding technique used by some prior to the previous century increases chance produce one or more of lateral even four beat gaits. Gait Is Made In The Breeding Shed combined with the knowledge gained over the years shown in the following Gaited to Gaited versus Gaited to Non Gaited. These articles were all published in the “Going Gaited On Line Magazine.” Jellico Farms is exclusively breeding DNA SynchroGait Gene tested AA homozygous sires and dams.
Jellico Farms combination “Historical Breeding Technique”–“Gait Is Made In The Breeding Shed” along with SynchroGait Gene A DNA test achieves goal horses which do the walk, canter, saddle rack or running walk or rack or combination of these. The described breeding technique is used to produce our horses. An example of the results is our Gaited Morgan stallion. Jellico Creme De La Creme and one of our original horses bred using the combination “Historical Breeding Technique” and DNA tested parents during Capilets development of DMRT3 DNA test. Jellico Southern Fortune Please note the DNA test does not guarantee gaits performed, speed in gait or strength of gait. It is only an indicator of the number of or lack of Gait Gene A. Our Gaited Morgans are all Gene A tested using the optional AMHA SynchroGait Gene A DNA Test. UC Davis VGL Current available horses at list Gaited Morgans For Sale
The following will give an overview articles or videos or discussions about Gaited Morgans. These are quick references for the typical questions asked. Gaited Morgan Horses and AMHA and Naturally Gaited Morgans and Jellico Gaited Morgans and Gaited Horsemanship and Gait Spectrum and Hollow Back Corrections and Conformation Predict Gait? and Lateral Movement of Foals and Cueing For Gait