GHGO
Gaited Horse Group of Ontario

Welcome

The Gaited Horse Group of Ontario was founded in 2001 by a small, but dedicated group of gaited horse enthusiasts. Our focus is to promote awareness of the gaited horse breeds throughout Ontario, and to provide a community of fellowship & support for our members to share their knowledge and passion for gaited horses! The Gaited Horse Group consists of an executive committee, including “Breed Representatives”, which hosts many events and activities; including educational & training clinics, trail rides & camping weekends, horse shows, and social events. Gaited horses are unique because of their naturally occurring ability to perform a 4-beat lateral or 4-beat diagonal gait at all speeds! This natural gait goes by many names depending on the breed; such as amble, saddle rack, tolt, corto, largo, and so forth. There are many gaited horse breeds, and they can look and move quite differently, but the one thing they all have in common is their SMOOOOOTH way of going. The reason this natural gait is so smooth is because it has 4 distinct hoof-beats, compared to the trot which has only 2 beats. Also, there is no period of suspension, like the trot has. So at any given moment the gaited horse always has 2-3 feet on the ground while gaiting. This means no bounce! Some of the most popular gaited horse breeds include (alphabetical order) Gaited Morgan Horses, Icelandic Horses, Missouri Fox Trotting Horses, Paso Fino Horses, Peruvian Paso Horses, Rocky & Kentucky Mountain Horses, and Tennessee Walking Horses. Check out our Gaited Horse Breed Profiles to learn More!
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Welcome

The Gaited Horse Group of Ontario was founded in 2001 by a small, but dedicated group of gaited horse enthusiasts. Our focus is to promote awareness of the gaited horse breeds throughout Ontario, and to provide a community of fellowship & support for our members to share their knowledge and passion for gaited horses! The Gaited Horse Group consists of an executive committee, including “Breed Representatives”, which hosts many events and activities; including educational & training clinics, trail rides & camping weekends, horse shows, and social events. Gaited horses are unique because of their naturally occurring ability to perform a 4- beat lateral or 4-beat diagonal gait at all speeds! This natural gait goes by many names depending on the breed; such as amble, saddle rack, tolt, corto, largo, and so forth. There are many gaited horse breeds, and they can look and move quite differently, but the one thing they all have in common is their SMOOOOOTH way of going. The reason this natural gait is so smooth is because it has 4 distinct hoof- beats, compared to the trot which has only 2 beats. Also, there is no period of suspension, like the trot has. So at any given moment the gaited horse always has 2-3 feet on the ground while gaiting. This means no bounce! Some of the most popular gaited horse breeds include (alphabetical order) Gaited Morgan Horses, Icelandic Horses, Missouri Fox Trotting Horses, Paso Fino Horses, Peruvian Paso Horses, Rocky & Kentucky Mountain Horses, and Tennessee Walking Horses. Check out our Gaited Horse Breed Profiles to learn More!
Gaited Horse Group of Ontario