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    06-28-2009, 10:26 PM
Another one also from today..
Is this a flatwalk like the first picture too? Anything that could be better with it (except me giving release on those reins.. >_>) ? More engagement wth the hindlegs or a different beat/tact?

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    07-01-2009, 12:56 PM
Green Broke
Ok. Here's one yall can critique. He's not our horse, and this is not me (there are 2 different horses). This is probably from almost a year ago.

Horse we "test-drove". On Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Gorgeous gait :) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    07-01-2009, 02:23 PM

Me and Vida this last fall
    07-01-2009, 07:49 PM
I can't see it.. it say it's private :/
    07-01-2009, 07:51 PM
Nice pictures Sunny :) I'm not commenting them further but will wait to see what others say.
    07-02-2009, 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by Zab    
I can't see it.. it say it's private :/
Its fixed !
    07-11-2009, 11:27 PM
The pictures in post 10 are of a foxtrot... RF, HL, LF, HR.
    07-12-2009, 12:50 PM
#17 You mean the last picture? Because I really don't think the first ones are? Right hindleg - Right frontleg - Left hindleg - Left frontleg (can't really understand your RF and HL etc) Isnt a foxtrot more diagonal while a flatwalk/whatever is lateral?

Vidaloco; I'll watch later when I'm not on my way to work :)
    07-14-2009, 03:37 PM
Originally Posted by Zab    
#17 You mean the last picture? Because I really don't think the first ones are? Right hindleg - Right frontleg - Left hindleg - Left frontleg (can't really understand your RF and HL etc) Isnt a foxtrot more diagonal while a flatwalk/whatever is lateral?

Vidaloco; I'll watch later when I'm not on my way to work :)

RF = right front
RH = right hind
LF = left front
LH = left hind

All three look like a foxtrot to me. The first two pictures look lateral because both of his left legs are tilted back and both of his right legs are tilted forward, but if you look closely you can see that his right front is just about to touch the ground and his left hind is already in the air. Judging by how far back his front left is, I'm guessing he's going to pick that one up next, followed by his right hind. Therefore, the gait is RF, LH, LF, RH. Also, having more hock action than knee action is true of a foxtrot. They slide their front legs instead of lifting them up, and that's part of what makes them so smooth.

The third picture is definitely a foxtrot... just compare it with this logo for the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association:

You know the beats of a normal trot, right? Two diagonals moving together. RF and LH, followed by LF and RH... A foxtrot is the same as a trot, except that the front leg in each diagonal hits the ground before the hind leg.
    07-15-2009, 06:26 PM
We said the same leg movement but started with a different leg then.

How does the legs move in a rack or flatwalk?

So if the last one is definetly a foxtrot, what does that make the other ones? Because the last one was the bumpiest he has done in quite a while, really uncomfy, while the first ones were smooth :P
And what's the picture in post #11? Also foxtrot?

Is foxtrot wearing/more harmful in any way than a rack or flatwalk?
I know stepping pace normally is pretty tough on the legs and the back, and that's why I don't want that, but how is it with foxtrot?

If it's foxtrot, I'm just happy :P That'll give me some help in this forsaken country.. when they complain about him gaiting badly I an just say ''well, it's because it's a foxtrot and not a tölt'' Mohahahaha >D

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