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Welcome to H-I-G-H-S!

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.


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



Rack or Tolt

Slow Gait, Singlefoot, or Stepping Pace

Classic Fino, Paso Corto, and Paso Largo

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.

What Horses Are Gaited?

Common Gaited Breeds include, but are not limited to:
The Paso Fino
Peruvian Paso
Tennessee Walker
Icelandic Horse
Mangalarga Marchador
Hackney Horse
Hackney Pony
Single-Footing Horse
Racking Horse
Missouri Fox Trotter
Spotted Saddle Horse
Rocky Mountain Horse
Faroe pony
Carolina Marsh Tacky
Banker 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).

♦Welcome to H-I-G-H-S First Bi-Monthly Gaited Horse Show ♦

♦Start date: January 1st
♦End date: February 28th
♦Extended time: No extensions.
♦Breeds: All gaited.

♦No tracing
♦Enteries must be fullbody.
♦No magic.
♦Horses require riders unless in liberty or halter.
♦Horses require correct tack, colouration up to you.

♦Classes available:
♦5 Gaited
♦3-5 Gaited English pleasure
♦3-5 Gaited Western Pleasure
♦Trail course
♦Sidesaddle, All genders.

♦Effort based out of 100
♦Drawing: +50
♦Shading: +5
♦Painted background: +10
♦Short story: +5 [1-1000 words]
♦Long story: +10 [1000+ words]
♦Other small details will add to your score!

♦Enteries can be found here.
♦The awards for the First place winner are a feature on our front page.
♦If you come in anything after that you will recieve a ribbon, this counts for places 1-10.

Winners of The Previous Show!

♦5 Gaited: None!
♦3-5 Gaited English pleasure: None!
♦3-5 Gaited Western Pleasure: None!
♦Trail course: BBM Count Cadence Count [Ref] by AlbinoBadger out of Starter, Owned by AlbinoBadger, with the entry On the Trail by AlbinoBadger
♦Halter: None!
♦Liberty: None!
♦Sidesaddle, All genders: None!
♦Driving: None!

Group news

Happy new year everyone! With the new year comes the end of our semi hiatus. During our hiatus WhiteFoxFarm or YU1CHI left for his own reasons. If you would like to know why you can go check his journal here. The show will also be opening up tonight for our second bi monthly show, so you can go check that out soon. Prize donations are open, just send a note to the group. I will also be updating the point system.
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LiaLithiumTM Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a gaited breed calles "Bailador"
could you add it to breed, if I sent you the link?
steedums Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes! Just go ahead and send the link (Please excuse the late reply >>)
LiaLithiumTM Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank ou for the reply
and it´s ok :)

group: Bailador-Association 

here is the breedsheet:…

don´t know, if you also want the to sheets for special genes……
steedums Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you (:
SmexyHajiSan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's the breed in the icon? Paso Fino?
steedums Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeppers! (:
WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still can't submit to any of the non-reference folders, breeding/training/other/etc, what's wrong with it? .-.
steedums Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Um wow i need to check messages more often damn, I'll check it 

All fixed! If there arent any other problems e.e 
WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oheeeeeyyyy we has icon now! ♥
steedums Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
we has :new:updated:new: icon ;3;
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