Be honest - my horse is now 19 and retired from riding because of hock arthritis. (His hindquarters give out, but he's sound when not bearing weight) so he's now a pasture potato. Anyway, I miss riding so much that I can hardly stand it. Haven't brought up getting another horse to hubby yet (don't have the nerve - afraid he'll say no, and would be heartbroken!) Anyway, I am going to be 50 this summer, and after riding a bouncy, rough trotting Arab for 14 years, I thought a gaited horse might be better for me. The kind I can just jump on and go for a ride without longing, etc. to get the "buck" out. My gelding is like that, and he'll be a tough act to follow. Anyone here have a gaited horse? I had a bad experience with a Peruvian Paso once, so I'd rather stay away from them. I need something that is as close to bomb proof as possible, a people lover and very gentle, but is still fun to ride (has get up and go with little encouragement). I've looked at TWHs, Missouri Foxtrotters and Rocky Mountains online. Haven't seen any in person yet. The one thing I want to stay way away from is anything crazy or that gets wound up and is difficult to control. I want a calm, stable horse with great ground manners. Any breed suggestions? I know most of this depends on the level of training, but I want to get as much info as possible before I start looking because I don't know much at all about gaited breeds. The last thing I want is a horse with an attitude problem! Thanks!