Butterscotch Tips

Butterscotch is considered a “gaited” horse, meaning his natural way of moving his legs is a little different than other horses. This “gaited” movement is much smoother for the rider.  His trot may look more like a shuffle. He needs to be led with a loose leadline so that he can use his head to move.

He is very responsive to his leader. Although he does prefer to walk a little faster than other horses, he can walk slower when needed by using gentle half halts and verbal cues.

He can be very playful and grab the leadline or a rein with his mouth. Please refrain from encouraging this. He is very good with all the activities in the arena and out on the trail and sensory courses.