Originally Posted by Hossifer
.. Sometimes, when he canters he canters only with his front legs and trots incredibly quickly with his back legs. It is very nice to sit to and he hardly moves you out of the saddle.
My Foxtrotter mare does this too, but it's more like cantering on the front end and pacing behind. Her back end gets really swinging side to side and the front end is cantering. My friend says it looks smooth, but as the rider I can tell you it's a lot like a hard pace and not very comfortable at all!
But I still get all giggly when she does it, because it's just plain WEIRD!