Can a Gaited Horse Jump?


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Horses of all breeds can pop over a jump here and there if they have to, but some breeds are better designed for it than others.

Gaited horses can jump with a little extra training and guidance help – and some can even reach high levels of jumping competition. 

Gaited horses can often achieve standard gaits, but they are usually distinguished from “non-gaited” horses by their ability to perform various four-beat ambling gaits. 

Cantering and jumping can be valuable skills to teach a gaited horse. Especially if you plan to take them out on the trail. 

It is important to make sure that you and your horse are both comfortable with jumping before compelling your gaited horse to do this.