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Yes! Its like flat racing TB's can canter, trot and jump, they can do it but their talent is in what they were bred to do.
 

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so can some one tell me what type you would call trotters?carthorse types?tb types?

i`ve had a couple of conversations with different people lately along the lines of[he`s got a couple of trotters,they breed trotters etc]and i dont know what type they mean.and is it the latest fashion in the horsey world?

hope not to hijack your thread.
 

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I knew an ex-trotter that could jump very well. He did have a funny canter though - it was like he was cantering with his front legs but trotting with his hind legs. It was very strange to watch and took his owner a while to get him to canter true.
 

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Some horse are bred to trot race..., effectively a pure breed, like TB's are bred to gallop race

http://www.oddsonracing.com/img/VividPhoto.jpg

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl...%3D10%26hl%3Den

http://www.lemen.com/MajorLaw1a-trotter.jpg

some are bred by the gysies to trot race (on roads) ..mostly hackney TB x's, Pip was bred for this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/looknorthne...r_baker_470.jpg

and a cart horse is not realy descriptive- to a gypsy it would mean a cob, not bred to race trotting, but to pull.
 

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[ QUOTE ]
Some horse are bred to trot race..., effectively a pure breed, like TB's are bred to gallop race

http://www.oddsonracing.com/img/VividPhoto.jpg

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl...%3D10%26hl%3Den

http://www.lemen.com/MajorLaw1a-trotter.jpg

some are bred by the gysies to trot race (on roads) ..mostly hackney TB x's, Pip was bred for this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/looknorthne...r_baker_470.jpg

and a cart horse is not realy descriptive- to a gypsy it would mean a cob, not bred to race trotting, but to pull.

[/ QUOTE ]


The last picture made me cringe!
 

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It is quite bad- Pip was bred by gypsies, I guess to trot race. In carriage driving magazine you actally get a page advertising 'road racing' videos. Luckily Pip escaped that, before they broke him, which would have probably been before he was 2.
 

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thanks rara.
saw some in distance and they looked tb-ish but wasnot sure if it was them or not.

do some wear a harness around knees so as not to break into a trot?or is that only in u.s.?
 

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there are lots on youtube.it looks terrible jarring.
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My little mare came from the gypsies and has 'trotter' in her - her canter can be a bit wonky, (she prefers to either trot, which she can do to the speed of another horses fast canter, or she gallops) and she can do this funny gliding walk (very odd). Her mum, grandmother and sister are all the same, they have rather strange gaits!! However Clover really can jump, at 14hh she's capable of jumping 5ft hedges with no problems at all!!
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We have lots of 'trotters' here in NZ as the trot racing is a thriving industry. The breed we use are standardbreds. They can make fabulous riding horses and many are great jumpers. As they are taught to trot and not to canter it can be very difficult to train the trot out and the canter in though. A friend of mine is going through this with her standardbred at the moment. He is currently very unbalanced at the canter on the lunge and is not yet cantering under saddle. However he is only 6 so I'm sure he'll get there in the end. :)
 

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I brought a 6 year old mare Standard bred t/b trotter late last year, I have taught her how to canter under saddle with the help of a internatioal show jumper and a very big manege!! We are now jumping nicely too, and we also got 60% in out 1st Dressage test. she is in my sig photo, if you need any help/info p.m me
 

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A lot of the standardbreds round here when retired go for hunting. They are so strong and have great stamina.
 

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I have a friend who has a beautiful French Trotter. When she got her she only trotted v v fast but now she events her (and very well too!). I have watched some of her videos eventing and there is one where rather than galloping on the 'homestretch' she trots and it is as fast as a gallop! Weird to watch but amazing!
 

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I used to ride an ex-racing trotter and it was really hard getting him to canter etc with a rider on - in the field he was fine. He went to a professional trainer in the end for about two months and he came away fine. The trainer said they are normally easy to train but Billy has been quite badly abused which didn't help.
 
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