___ing in the front and ___ing in the back...

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        01-11-2011, 11:15 AM
    ___ing in the front and ___ing in the back...

    I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious, but I don't understand this concept whatsoever.

    Isn't the gait determined by what the front legs and back legs are doing in relation to each other? If you could only see one pair, how would you have any idea what gait the horse was doing?

    Does it have to do with how short/fast/low/high/long the stride is?

    I don't get it.
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        01-11-2011, 12:19 PM
    Green Broke
    I think the reason I use that term is that I am really green when it comes to gaited horses, and that just helps me to describe what I am feeling, so maybe someone can tell me what gait my horse is doing.

    Kind of like the fox trot is sometimes described as trotting behind and walking in the front, or a running walk is trotting in the front and walking behind.

    I know that is a oversimplification, and there are nuances to the gaits that make those descriptions a little inaccurate, but for someone who is trying to learn the gaits and describe what they feel, well, short of a video, that is the only way I know how to describe what I am feeling.

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