What genetic potential does your Coldblooded horse have for trotting?
A major change has been seen in Coldblooded trotters in recent decades. They have become lighter and quicker. The gene variant for quick trotting seems to have crossed into Coldblooded trotters, improving their trotting technique. You can use the SynchroGait test with Norwegian Coldblooded trotters, Swedish Coldblooded trotters and Finnhorses.
How can this test help you?
- You can choose to work with horses that have the genotype you want
- It gives you valuable information when planning your breeding work
- You can tailor your horse’s training programme to its genotype
- You can test for this gene variant at a young age, when the horse is just a foal
Research results in brief
- A blind study showed a significant correlation between a horse’s trotting technique and its genotype
- CA horses are described as ‘clean trotting trotters’, CC horses find it more difficult to coordinate their legs while trotting at high speed, while AA horses have a natural talent for pace and rarely have difficulty coordinating their legs in trot at high speed
- A blind study revealed that AA and CA horses have better capacity than CC horses
- CA horses earned almost twice as much prize money as CC horses between the ages of three and six among the horses that we tested
Read more about SynchroGait® for other breeds here.