Can Gaited horses participate in Western Dressage and are the tests different?

Gaited Horses are welcomed and encouraged to participate in Western Dressage. The gaited horse will perform an intermediate or saddle gait in place of the jog in the current WDAA Western Dressage tests. The intermediate or saddle gait is a 4 beat lateral or diagonal gait, timely and evenly performed. The tempo, rhythm and foot falls of the gait they choose to show must not change throughout the test. This true four beat gait the horse performs, should be able to be ridden in a working, lengthened, free and collected manner as the Western Dressage test calls for. See the Education Page for a Gaited Horse Guidelines Document.

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