How to supple Gaited Horses

In rhythm and with understanding

Gaited horses need suppling too

The Tölt and its variations are natural gaits just like walk, trot and gallop.<--break->

To ride the four-beat variations in a way that is kind to the horse and beneficial to his health, the gaited horse will need thorough suppling just like any other riding horse. However, some exercises, such as lateral work or even canter are more difficult for gaited horses to perform. The authors explain which dif- ferences need to be taken into account and describe either the training of the gaited horse can look like.

From the contents

• Different four-beat variations and how to train them • Training the young gaited horse • Special exercises for overcoming difficulties • The gaited horse rider’s seat and influence

About the authors

Andrea Jähnisch is an IGV (international association for gaited horses) trainer and has years of experience as a gaited horse specialist. Kaja Stührenberg is an FEI trainer for gaited horse riding, IPZV (Association of riders and breeders of Icelandic horses) trainer B and specialist equestrian journalist.

Andrea Jänisch / Kaja Stührenberg


Paperback – 160 pages – 170 x 240 mm – colour photographs