I’m so glad to hear you have experience, now you can focus on getting familiar with the gaits. Have you ridden her? Has anyone who knows how to set up a gaited horse ridden her with you present? It’s really not difficult, once you know what each gait, i.e. flat walk, running walk, big lick, etc “feels” like. We FT owners have a saying we use to check our horses foxtrotting. It can vary but it goes like this, Pound of ham and sack of taters. Simple but it works. As I mentioned, finding a barn where they train flat footed (without the chains/soaring/weights) will be your best bet in learning about TWH. Good Luck! PS: My first horse was a National Show Horse (Arab/Saddlebred) since you also have had experience with the “crazies” you won’t have a problem with the mellow TW. That’s one reason why I LOVE my Foxtrotter, they are the sanest, most loving, breed I’ve ever been around.