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Model: GAITED Saddle
Type: Western / Gaited / Paso Fino / Trail Saddle
Condition: Excellent Condition
Width: Measured 6ins
Skirt Length: 25ins
Stamp: #522 2003
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Don West, at West Gait Equine Learning Center, near Fruita, Colorado, is an internationally known and respected professional horseman. Not just a lecturer or teacher, he thinks of himself more as an “equine success coach”, “your learning leader for equine adventure”. Don teaches students how to handle and train paso and naturally gaited horses for trail riding, back country travel, and low impact horse camping.
For twenty years he bred pure blood, registered Peruvian Pasos, and for the past ten years he has been producing his own breed called Paso-Pleasure Horses, a cross between Peruvian Pasos (on the bottom) and Mountain Pleasure (on the top side). His saying: “A comfortable horse is a happy horse, and a happy horse makes for a happy rider”, describes his approach to training and riding. As Don says, “If you’re a rider, you’re a trainer! Every time you touch your horse, you teach your horse. Every time you rein your horse, you train your horse. You can learn to think like a horse, but a horse can’t learn to think like you. In this man-horse relationship, you are the brains, and your horse is the brawn.