DMRT3

SynchroGait® GAIT KEEPER GENE TEST

The SynchroGait gait keeper (DMRT3) gene test is an easy way of finding out how well your horse can maintain coordination and rhythm in a high speed trot. When your goal is to breed and train successful trotters, it is important to know the genes of your horse – this is why we recommend testing race horses as well as breeding stallions and mares.

SynchroGait is a licensed product and Aavagen is one of the five authorised providers in the world.

The price for SynchroGait gene test is 372 € (VAT included).

We will deliver the results within 2 to 3 weeks after receiving the sample.

Your horse can have one the three combinations of gait keeper gene: AA, CA or CC. These combinations have varying effects in different horse breeds.

WARMBLOODS AND FINNHORSES

AA-horses

  • Natural trotters
  • Respond well to training
  • Can start early on in races
  • Can be sold/bought already as young to race use

CA-horses

  • Not as good at maintaining coordination in high-speed trot as AA-horses
  • Have potential to develop into successful trotters with persistent training
  • Not as suitable for young horse races as AA horses
  • Should not be sold/bought for racing use at a young age

CC-horses

  • Prone to canter
  • Difficulties coordinating fast trot
  • Statistically worst racing results
  • Should not be sold/bought for racing purposes

OTHER COLDBLOODS

CA- genotype

  • Natural trotters
  • Respond well to training
  • Can start early on in races
  • Can be sold/bought already as young to racing use

AA- genotype

  • Prone to pace
  • Can become successful race horses, but require persistent training
  • Buying/selling decisions should be assessed carefully if done at early age

CC- genotype

  • Prone to canter
  • More disqualifications in 3-6 year olds than CA and AA -horses
  • Improve with age
  • When combined with an AA- horse, all the offspring will be CA

WHAT THE RESULTS WILL LOOK LIKE: