Lots of gaited horses never bop their heads..only time I heard of it was from TWHs.. tho we pretty much only have icys here :)
It's a few step stepping pace, but what it's mainly..I don't know. Crow does the same actually, I've never figured exactly what it is. :3 I only have icys to compare with tho, and according to them everything that's not a perfect tölt is just a bad tölt, or a pace. Thereäs no stepping pace, running walk, foxtrot or anything in their world, just tölt/rack and bad, unpure tölt..
I think the horse in the vide looks a bit tense tho, the gait and his back especially could benefit from getting him more relaxed and stop tensing the back muscles and stressing the spine :)
Those little Iceys. I adore them! I want a huge giant farm of them. They are so sweet.
He is tense I am sure but he is just a tense horse. Always has been. Slowly since I've finally gotten him into my ownership he's relaxing. Very slowly.
In fact when I first got him I couldn't even ride him away from the barn. Now I'm able to just ask him to leave the barn once and he walks on.
His last three owners basically kept him cooped up and hidden away because of his "issues". So cars, and high ways and everything has been new to him. He's doing well.
We'll get there.