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The Different Gaits - Descriptions And/Or Videos/Pictures?

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    01-08-2014, 01:52 PM
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Foal
The Different Gaits - Descriptions And/Or Videos/Pictures?

I have a MFT mare and I am embarrased to say that I don't have any idea what 'special' gaits she is capable of. I know some of them feel different than others, but that's about it. I'd really like to get educated on the names of the different gaits and what they look like. Does anyone have any illustrations or animations? I learn better by pictures but descriptions are welcome..
     
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    01-08-2014, 06:43 PM
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Foal
Heres a good video of different gaits for gaited horses.

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    01-08-2014, 08:12 PM
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Foal
Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
     
    01-16-2014, 04:40 AM
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Foal
Actually I question if what's being called a "rack" in that video is actually a rack. I thought in a true rack there was only one supporting foot on the ground at a time. Like what is shown here:

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    01-17-2014, 05:12 PM
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Foal
This is what I consider a "rack" ...........anything less or less smooth is garbage IMO.

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    01-18-2014, 08:31 AM
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Started
Wow! That's a horse! Handsome and handy too.
     
    01-18-2014, 10:14 AM
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Green Broke
My mare seems to have many different gaits. I need to video her and have you guys help me determine what she's doing...

She's sure got some smooth ones but tends to get pacey as she increases speed....and I never let her pace....always slow her back down...

I've always thought this is probably because she's barefooted in boots....
     
    03-01-2014, 11:43 AM
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Yearling
To me, racking almost looks like they are step pacing.
     
    03-01-2014, 06:29 PM
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Weanling
Don't judge the racking horses by the Undertaker. His gait is the results of being taught to gait the hard way, and is now lame and unusable. He DOES NOT HAVE the genes I'd want in a racking horse.

Your are right about what they are calling a rack in the first video. That's not a rack. It's broken gait. If one of my horses did that they'd go to the glue factory. Here's a racking horse.



Now for any of you good with video captures and timing, the distance between those posts is 10 ft. If you do you math, you'll find
     
    03-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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Weanling
Timed out on me

If you do your math, you'll find this horse's max. Speed is 51 mph. That's the second fastest horse ever recorded.
     

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