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


IJA – Where You Can Find Trained Gaited Pleasure Horse Judges

IJA, or the Independent Judges Association, was founded in 1998 as a subset of FOSH. It was formed to provide a source of qualified and trained gaited pleasure horse judges to preside at open, saddle club, and gaited breed-specific shows. Although IJA judges are qualified to judge non-gaited horses, the primary emphasis of this program is on gaited and walking horses.

Please check out the resource links we provided below to learn more about our program. You can also visit our IJA Judging Program page to read more about what the IJA does.