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Gaited Morgan Horses – A Learning Place

Current Gaited Morgans and non gaited Morgans trace back to 19th Century as a mixture of Morgan, Saddlebred, Thoroughbred and Standardbred stock. Todays Gaited Morgan Horses are the result of 19th Century breeders producing some unintended Gaited Morgans.

SynchroGait Gene A

The SynchroGait Gene A study/DNA test proved gait is inherited from previous generations. The Morgan is not overall a gaited breed, but during the SynchroGait Gene A testing a random sample of UC Davis DNA Morgans showed 20% carried the Gait Gene A. There is conjecture as to the source of this gait and which families or lines might be the source. Each new SynchroGait Gene A DNA test by Morgan owners/breeders seems to indicate “Gait” can be found across the Morgan breeding lines.