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Some Morgan breeders are selecting and matching dams and sires for natural gaiting characteristics. These Gaited Morgans have the ability to perform smooth, even four beat gaits sometimes identified as the ambling gaits. 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” c be found across the Morgan breeding lines.

Gaited Morgan Horses

Gaited Morgans perform the walk, canter and some may trot. In addition, do one or more four beat gaits: Step Pace; Saddle Rack; Running Walk; Rack and Foxtrot. Therefore, Gaited Morgan Horses 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.

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.

Some Morgan breeders are selecting and matching dams and sires for natural gaiting characteristics. These Gaited Morgans have the ability to perform smooth, even four beat gaits sometimes identified as the ambling gaits. 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.

Gaited Morgans For Sale

Jellico Farms is breeding SynchroGait Gene A DNA tested AA Gaited Morgans – sires and dams. Jellico horses For Sale are AA, naturally gaited. Gaited Morgans For Sale perform one or more even four beat gaits: The saddle rack or running walk or rack. We are using not only the SynchroGait test, but also following a technique used by some in the previous century. This breeding technique increased chance achieving one or more of the three even four beat gaits. This is explained in greater detail in the following article. Gait Is Made In the Breeding Shed