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Synchogait Gene Test/Gait Analysis

Jellico Gaited Morgans Farms owner, Gary Seibert, introduced and spearheaded the effort requesting AMHA maintain gene data results of Gaited Morgans evaluated using the UC Davis SynchroGait Gene Test. The AMHA BOD during the Feb 2015 AMHA Convention approved the test to be provided by AMHA using UC Davis. May 14, 2015: AMHA To Offer synchroGait Test.

How does the DNA Gene Test affect you as a potential buyer or breeder whether gaited or non gaited? The AA horse normally gaits from birth and only gets stronger in gait. The CA horse may only gait a short period, a few months. Then demonstrates gait under saddle. The DNA Gene test would be helpful in determining whether a horse is CA or CC for the horse who stops gaiting and then gaits again under saddle or the horse which never gaited and starts gaiting under saddle. The article written by Lee Zeigler Convert The Trot can be helpful in improving the gait of a gaited horse or train a trotting horse to gait. The test could be used by those who do not want any gait gene in their horse and use the test to verify the horse is CC.

Some Gaited Morgan breeders see the DNA SynchroGait Gene A test as a means to insure only strongly gaited foals are produced and also a guranatee to verify the horse being sold is naturally gaited. The bottom line if the dam and sire are both AA. Then only strongly gaited foals will result which seem to sell themselves.

SynchoGait Gene Test offered by UC Davis

The DNA test will ID the horse's gait genes as one of the following three. Homozygous A/A --- the horse will perform ambling and lateral gaits. Heterozygous A/C --- the horse will perform lateral gaits. Homozygous C/C -- the horse will perform the walk, trot and canter. This is explained in greater detail in the article SynchroGait-Summary

AA x AA = 100% of the offspring will be AA

CA x AA = 50% will be AA and 50% will be CA

CA x CA = 25% will be AA, 50% will be CA, 25% will be CC

CA x CC = 50% will be CC and 50% will be CA

AA x CC = 100% will be CA

CC x CC = 100% will be CC

SynchroGait Gene Tested Horses Prior Feb 2015

April Joy CA

Eastwest Yonder AA

G Mystic Tatiana AA

Jellico Bliss AA

Jellico Creme De La Creme AA

Jellico Irish Rose AA

Jellico Moonshine AA

Jellico Twilight Morn AA

Mary Mels Music AA

Mary Mels Peaches AA

Millenium Gold AA

Westwind Joaquin AA

Gait Analysis

Videos for analysis should show your horse going in both directions on flat ground. Please show your Gaited Morgan at different speeds--with the horse going from the walk to their gait. Please post to YouTube and send email via contact listing for review.

If you have further questions about Gaited Morgans, please contact us. This analysis in no way is a certification of a horse's gait by the Gaited Morgans Association.


Showring


VIDEO
Silvershoe Sundance - 2003 15.1h Palomino Stallion
(Silvershoe Sundust x Mary Mels Suzie)
Gaits: Saddle Rack and Stepping Pace/Deceased
Reviewed: October 5, 2011
by Mary Donald

Contact: Gary & Sondra Seibert
Phone: 502-647-1572
Email: jellico@gaitedmorgans.com
Website: http://www.gaitedmorgans.com
 

Trail Riding


VIDEO
Silvershoe Highlander - 2001 15h Chestnut Stallion
(Mary Mels King Fish x Mary Mels Blu Lady)
Gaits: Saddle Rack
Reviewed: October 5, 2011
by Mary Donald

Contact: Gary & Sondra Seibert
Phone: 502-647-1572
Email: jellico@gaitedmorgans.com
Website: http://www.gaitedmorgans.com
 

Great Pleasure Mount


VIDEO
Jellico Southern Fortune - 2004 15.1h Chestnut Gelding
(Mary Mels Maestro x WNS Southern Moon)
Gaits: Stepping Pace
Reviewed: October 5, 2011
by Mary Donald

Contact: Gary and Sondra Seibert
Phone: 502-647-1572
Email: jellico@gaitedmorgans.com
Website: http://www.gaitedmorgans.com
 

No Stirrups needed


VIDEO
Mary Mels Maestro - 1995 14.3h Chestnut Stallion
(Mary Mels Fiddler x Mary Mels Windy)
Gaits: Amble, stepping pace
Reviewed: October 5, 2011
by Mary Donald

Contact: Gary and Sondra Seibert
Phone: 502-647-1572
Email: jellico@gaitedmorgans.com
Website: http://www.gaitedmorgans.com