If you know you have a registered Paso
Fino, Rocky, Peruvian, TWH, etc, then you don't need to ask this question.
Of course, your horse needs a gaited saddle. The question comes up when
a horse owner does not know the breed of their horse, or it is a mixture
of one or more breeds. REMEMBER, WE CAN MAKE SADDLES FOR GAITED AND TROTTING
HORSES. There are other saddle companies that understand this "twist"
concept...But, they are few and far between. Always ask about it.
WHEN I USE THE WORD "TWIST", I AM NOT REFERRING TO THE WAIST OF THE SADDLE. I AM REFERRING TO THE TREE, AND HOW IT FOLLOWS THE SHAPE OF THE HORSE'S BACK.
There is an exercise I do where I place my palms flat
on the horse's back, where the panels of the saddle would lie. I learned
this from watching a Gaited Horse Clinician named Larry
HERE for a link to a video that he does on his DVD set. Thank you,
Larry, for allowing me to use this wonderful observation on my site.