Gaited Morgans perform walk, canter, 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; Gaited Morgan Stallions and Gaited Morgan Mares. Our breeding philosophy includes a “Historical Breeding Technique” used by some prior to the previous century increases chance produce one or more of the lateral even four beat gaits. Gait Is Made In The Breeding Shed. Jellico Farms is exclusively breeding DNA SynchroGait Gene tested AA homozygous sires and dams. SynchroGait Gene A in conjunction with “Historical Breeding Technique” achieve goal horses which do the saddle rack, running walk and rack. Gaited Morgans For Sale. Our Gaited Morgans are Gene A tested using the optional AMHA SynchroGait Gene A DNA Test.