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
I don't know much about the rack, but I think it's the same footfalls as a walk... just faster.
It's possible that he can do a bumpy foxtrot and a smooth foxtrot... just like some horses can do a bumpy trot and a smooth trot or a bumpy canter and a smooth canter.
Post 11 looks like a rack or a running walk to me, but I'm not sure.
I've never heard anything about the foxtrot being harmful to the horse. They carry themselves a lot like a horse does during a trot. It isn't like the pace where the horse has to hollow out their back and stick their nose out. They can be collected and perform a perfect foxtrot. I read a really good article about how horses collect and carry themselves in the different gaits, but I can't find it now. I'll let you know if I find it.
Here's some information about the foxtrot:
Within A Fox Trot
Icelandic horses doing a foxtrot:
The Fox Trot, Gaited Horse Gait
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you!