GAITED MORGANS BLOG

From university findings, Lee Ziegler, Gait clinician articles and videos will cover the areas of Gait, Tack, Gaited Horsemanship and Training. There are more Blog items than can be listed on this cover page of most recent articles/videos. You can see the additional items by category by highlighting one of the categories in the right side bar. You’ll find all these here!

Solving Problems

Larry Whitesell discusses "Problem Solving." There are no great pictures or a quick solution, but listing of considerations for the most common problems people normally have with horses. Or should I say the problems horses have with us humans? Problem...

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Ending Resistance Improving Aids

Larry Whitesell describes many situations which we commonly use to control the horse. He covers the consequences of each method and how to correct the same situation. Bottom line if you want to be the leader/partner with your horse, you need to be...

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Tesio Methods

NOTE: DO NOT REPRODUCE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF AUTHOR!!!!!! Tesio Methods. What are Tesio Methods and why should we use them? Tesio Methods

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Bits Do Not Control Horses

They have never learned that the bit is for communication, NOT CONTROL! When we try to rely on the bit for control instead of communication, our approach to training and problem solving becomes a matter of trying to contain a wreck.” Steve Jonkheere...

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Poll Damage

Could you be injuring your horse by the way you ride? One area of concern is addressed in this article---It speaks to dressage and jumping, but this should apply to any horse held behind the vertical no matter the discipline. Damage to the Poll

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Bits For Gaited Horses

Lee Ziegler covers the various type of bits, but also goes into the pitfalls. Many riders select the wrong bit based on many factors for the horse's training level.

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Convert The Trot

What can you do to improve the gait of a gaited horse or how can you teach a pure trotter to gait?  Both questions are answered in the following article by Lee Ziegler. Convert the Trot

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Cueing For Gait

Question posed by Lee Ziegler leading into this article:  "You’ve got a gaited horse; so how do you get him in gear?"  Cueing For Gait

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