Originally Posted by charlene1985
i just LOVE LOVE LOVE your mare! Watched all the videos on your youtube...such a beauty
Thanks : ]
His walk is actually a "flat foot walk" or just "flat walk." It's basically just a fast walk. Mystique does it too. It has the exact same footfalls as a walk and is perfectly square.
A "fox walk" is a term for a slow foxtrot. It has the exact same footfalls as a foxtrot - just slower. It's nothing like a flat foot walk, which is what your guy is doing.
I found it a little hard to tell which legs were which in the video because it was a little dark, but I mostly saw lateral gaits (pace, stepping pace, and running walk). He was doing a stepping pace most of the time. I watched the video of you leading him a while back and saw him do a perfect foxtrot the entire time. The more weight you put on a horse, the more lateral they get, so it was probably just because you were doubling on him and he's not used to that much weight (not that it's harmful or anything - it just makes it harder for him to stay in a diagonal gait).