A Demonstration of the Western Dressage Gaits

There are many different breeds of horses that compete in the Western dressage. Tim Christensen demonstrates the different gaits that you will see in a Western Dressage test on a Half-Arabian Half-Trakehner horse.

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About Tim Christensen

Christensen grew up in Caledonia, Michigan, and started with horses in the Kent County 4-H program. Since then, he has won numerous championships and world titles in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Palomino Horse Breeders Association (PHBA), and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).

Christensen Performance Horses, located in Myakka City, Florida, focuses on Western dressage. Over the years, Christensen has held to his “Training FOUR Life” program: Foundation, Opportunity, Understanding, and Respond/Reward. He believes in producing horses that last a lifetime—and the results of his program speak for themselves.

Christensen has personally earned more than 30 world and reserve world championships in PHBA, Western Dressage Association of America, and the Gypsy Horse World Championships. His training program has produced more than 70 world and reserve world championships. He has also trained and earned numerous United States Equestrian Federation Horse of the Year titles in Western dressage.

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