FOSH is the only international organization dedicated to the promotion of the sound-gaited horse emotionally, mentally, and physically.

We educate our members on how to treat, care for, and train gaited horses across the U.S. and Canada.
Friends of Sound Horses

Got Gait – Go FOSH

A Champion for All Gaited Horses

Sharing Your Passion for Gaited Horses

Whether you are seeking information on gaited horses, enjoying your horse or interested in competing, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) offers it all when your passion is for the gaited horse. FOSH is a membership organization that welcomes participation by owners of all gaited horses to join and support the gaited horse in all equine pleasures and disciplines. With a robust set of resources for the gaited horse enthusiast whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream media or clubs, going for a FOSH membership provides many rewards.

We are a membership organization that welcomes the participation of gaited horse owners who desire to join and support these horses in all equine pleasures and disciplines. FOSH has a robust set of resources for gaited horse enthusiasts whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream clubs or media. Joining FOSH is beneficial because it provides many rewards. Here are the reasons why you should join our membership:
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  • An inspection program that complies with all USDA requirements and licenses DQPs to inspect shows, exhibitions, and sales of gaited horses.
  • The Independent Judges Association provides rules and licensed judges for gaited horse shows.
  • FOSH Gaited Dressage provides rules and licensed judges for gaited horses in the sport/art of Dressage.
  • Recognition for gaited horses in equine sport.
  • Partners with Equine Association to recognize and reward participants with gaited horses.
  • Information and resources for gaited horse information and resources? FOSH publishes the Sound Advocate, the only all gaited breed horse magazine in print in the world.
  • Have a gaited horse and are unsure of that gait? FOSH provides free video gait analysis.

Sharing Your Passion for Gaited Horses

Are you fond of horses? FOSH is an organization that shares your passion for gaited horses. Whether you enjoy your horse or are interested in competing, FOSH is here to provide essential information on gaited horses.
We are a membership organization that welcomes the participation of gaited horse owners who desire to join and support these horses in all equine pleasures and disciplines. FOSH has a robust set of resources for gaited horse enthusiasts whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream clubs or media. Joining FOSH is beneficial because it provides many rewards. Here are the reasons why you should join our membership:
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  • Do you have passion for distance or dressage riding? FOSH offers its members annual high-point competitions.
  • Do you like spending time with your horse? Sign up for our organization and be recognized for your continuing equine education hours through the ground-breaking FOSH Gaited Journey program.
  • The Independent Judges Association gives licensed judges and rules for gaited horse shows.
  • We have an inspection program that complies with all of the requirements of USDA and licenses DQPs to inspect exhibitions, sales, and shows of gaited horses.
  • FOSH provides free video gait analysis if you have a gaited horse and are unsure of that gait.
  • FOSH published the Sound Advocate, the only all gaited breed horse magazine in print in the world, which you could use if you need gaited horse information and resources.
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FOSH is a national leader in promoting, supporting, and protecting gaited horses. FOSH is known for its work to end soring of Tennessee Walking Horses through its public database of violators and 60 years’ archive of soring articles.
www.stopsoring.com

FOSH is a national leader in protecting, promoting, and supporting gaited horses. We are also known for our efforts to end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses through its public database of violators and 60 years of soring articles archive.

Please visit www.stopsoring.com to learn more.

So, if you enjoy the smooth ride of a gaited horse, then go FOSH because you got Gait!
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FOSH educates its members through its quarterly magazine, “The Sound Advocate.”

Sound Advocate

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Our Partners and Affiliates

FOSH partners with other organizations who value our goals of keeping horses sound and natural.

Join our advocacy for educating gaited horse owners on keeping these animals healthy. Fill out our contact form to express your interest in joining our organization.