How to identify gaits
Recently I've been noticing weird gaits on Apollo. At least I think they are gaits.. he doesn't high step, but he lifts his legs higher than normal. The gaits I'm noticing is a weird sort of fasr walking.. its not a trot and its not a walk.. and its absolutely horrible to try and ride in but it looks very pretty (so I'm told). It may not actually be hard to ride in but I'm still leqrning how to post so it is probably my short comings. :p
The other one is between a trot and a canter, he lifts his legs higher than normal, but not like the fancy saddlebreds in shows. The only time he does the fast walk is under saddle. The other one he does out on the pasture and on the longe line. He may do it under saddle but I haven't gone faster than a trot yet under saddle.
I have not tried to see if he is gaited and if he is its very unrefined. Anyway, just wondering if he in fact could be gaited. I've ridden a missouri foxtrotter and I know the fast walk is nothing like their gait.
Last edited by ApolloRider; 07-16-2013 at 03:49 PM.