How Your Saddle and Bit Affects How Your Gaited Horse Moves Video
All horses, but especially gaited horses, have a good amount of movement in their muscles through their loins, back, and shoulders while moving under saddle. They require a saddle and bit that allows them complete comfort and freedom of movement, so they can round up and collect naturally under saddle. Proper collection is key for your horse to be able to perform an evenly timed 4-beat gait in good form. This video by Brenda Imus outlines some common fit problems and illustrates how a properly fitting saddle and bit can make a huge difference in your horse's abilities to gait in good form.