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!
Developing speed control of the horse is a process and is always based on the horse being in balance. This is a series of three videos.
Larry Whitesell describes the desired position of the horse's back for correct gaiting.Can Gaited Horses Gait with a Rounded Back
Read the article by Larry Whitesell to understand his use of the bit. About Bits
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...
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
Simple set of words "Gait Is Made in The Breeding Shed", but not always accomplished. The technique of the ages is explained. Gait Is Made In The Breeding Shed
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.
The differences between an eggbutt bit, a snaffle bit and a curb bit explained.
How Bits Work---Gags, Snaffles and their actions.
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
Developing relaxation leads to true collection and impulsion.
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