American Gaited Pony Registry
Website last updated: January 2013
Welcome to the official site of the American Gaited Pony Registry. This site is designed to promote Gaited Ponies. The goal of the AGPR is to bring owners and breeders of Gaited Ponies together. It also helps people learn more about Gaited Ponies and find others who are in love with these wonderful, smooth riding ponies.
The American Gaited Pony Registry is an independently owned & operated subsidiary of Rocky Hill Farm LLC and was created in 2004 to track the lineage, size, color and breeding of all the ponies that perform a smooth saddle gait. In breeding, the size of a pony's background can play a very large role in the size of it's offspring. Therefore, knowing the height of a pony's sire, dam and grandparents can be very helpful in the breeding shed. Also, when dealing with a registered animal, it makes the pony more valuable in the eyes of many potential buyers and it will also allow people to track a pony's history through the transfer of registration papers.
The Goal of the AGPR is to provide a registry service for the owners of Gaited Ponies of any background. It will also provide owners of Gaited Ponies, and people who are interested in Gaited Ponies, a focus point for meeting one another. Gaited Ponies are not necessarily few and far between, but many people do not give them the notice that they deserve. They get shoved to the back of the pasture and overlooked all too often.
Don't let their smooth gait or small size fool you. Gaited Ponies can jump, compete in speed events and successfully compete against "normal" ponies and then turn around and give the smoothest trail ride you have ever experienced.
Gaited Ponies can also keep up with their larger counterparts. Take a normal trotting pony on a trail ride with big horses and they will be hard pressed to keep up without bouncing you all over your saddle. A Gaited Pony can easily keep up with horses and not leave you with a sore bottom.
Gaited Ponies are unique because they exhibit a smooth, 4 beat, saddle gait such as a running walk, rack, foxtrot, stepping pace, tolt, or one of the paso gaits. While their larger cousins in the horse world are easily found, it seems to be quite hard to find a nice, well gaited pony to ride.