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What is a "gaited" horse?
"Gaited" horses can perform an extra gait beyond just walk/trot/canter/gallop, and it's designed to be smooth and comfortable to ride. Gaited horses can move without bouncing their rider, and so they are favored by people with injuries that would be irritated by a rough ride. Gaited horses in historical times were the chosen mounts of traveling doctors, priests, etc who roamed from town to town and spent many long hours in the saddle. Today, gaited horses are the stars of the show ring because their special gait is usually flashy and fun to watch.
More information:
Wikipedia: Horse Gaits

What are "Horse Art Games"?
What it looks like, really! Create and train your own horse by drawing pictures of it. You can enter user-run dA shows judged either based on effort or by a Random Number Generator (RNG) and win prizes!

At H-I-G-H-S, we focus on playing horse art games with gaited horses. Both naturally-inherited gaits and specially-trained gaits are accepted. A couple of the breeds that are automatically accepted are the Tennessee Walking Horse, Hackney, Icelandic, Missouri Fox-Trotter, etc. Here is a full list or you can check out Wikipedia's list.

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What is a Gaited Horse?

A gaited horse is a horse that performs a gait other than the four basics (walk, trot, canter, and gallop), either by inheriting the gait naturally or by learning the gait through special training. The gaited horse was originally bred to be a comfort horse, with a smooth gait and a calm disposition.  Some of the individual gaits they can perform are listed below:

Running Walk or Flatfoot Walk
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Pace
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Foxtrot
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Rack or Tolt
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Slow Gait, Singlefoot, or Stepping Pace
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Classic Fino, Paso Corto, and Paso Largo
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Hard Trot, Animated Trot, or Show Trot
Technically just a trot, but this is classified as a Gaited Horse step because of its animation and comfort to the rider.
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What Horses Are Gaited?

Common Gaited Breeds include, but are not limited to, the Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, Tennessee Walker, Icelandic Horse, Mangalarga Marchador, Marwari, Kathowari, Campolina, Hackney Horse/Pony, Single-Footing Horse, Racking Horse, Missouri Foxtrotter, Standardbred, Spotted Saddle Horse, and Rocky Mountain Horse.  It may also include crossbreeds between gaited horses and non-gaited horses if the foal inherits the gait, such as the Walkaloosa, a cross between the Tennessee Walking Horse (gaited) and Appaloosa (non-gaited).
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:iconwhitefoxfarm:
WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oheeeeeyyyy we has icon now! ♥
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Steedums Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
we has :new:updated:new: icon ;3;
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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder how it would look if it was black letters and the outline was green---- *shot*
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Steedums Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i can do that :meow:
done. H-I-G-H-S

I like it like that 
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chihuahua4446 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Hello, I have created a breed which is gaited and I was wondering if we could be affiliates. Most of the shows I create for the breed will also be open shows and every show through the group will have gaited classes. We are a new breed and a new group so as an affiliate, I am not sure what to offer. But we could have a journal and highlight any shows or anything you would like us to and also your members would be able to find the shows we create with gaited classes. Let me know? Thank you!
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Steedums Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Affiliating is totally free! Just send the request and we'll accept. (: Also, If you have a breed sheet feel free to submit it to our Created Breeds Folder. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never joined a group before :noes: I have a TWH. Do I just click Join and start submitting things? Sweating a little...  I am a dummy! 
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The-Regal-Steed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You click join which automatically accepts you, and then in order to submit art of your horse you have to register him. Info on registering is on here- fav.me/d72z9y1

-Sorry for such a late reply. 
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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sent a note. :noes: Did I do it right? -chews on fingers-
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The-Regal-Steed Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/slaps your finger away\ yes! absolutely right. hehe. I'll register it asap.
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