Stepping Pace vs. Pace Vs. Rack - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-29-2010, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: No. VA
Posts: 847
• Horses: 0
Stepping Pace vs. Pace Vs. Rack

OK, I have a REALLY hard time telling the difference between gaits.

I know that a stepping pace is easier to sit than a true pace, which is impossible to sit properly-- you can't sit it and can't post to it.

Can people show me GOOD examples of each gait? The only one I can really distinguish well is a running walk.

If anyone can tell me what this horse is doing when I ask him to gait, that'd be great. That horse isn't able to rack(which is what he WOULD do) because of a leg injury. I think my coach said it was a stepping pace, but I'd like to be able to see WHY it's a stepping pace, if that makes sense.

vivache is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-30-2010, 09:13 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Henry County, Kentucky
Posts: 256
• Horses: 4
the horse in the video is doing a full pace. you can hear 1,2 1,2 1,2...

a stepping pace is like an ambling 4 beat gait/rack/saddle rack (in mountain horses)but its an uneven lateral 4 beat gait where you can hear 1,2..3,4 where as an ambling 4 beat gait/rack/saddle rack is an even 4 beat gait where you can hear 1,2,3,4 consistantly.

hope that helps you


Horse Heaven Farm Mountain Horses
Showing, Breeding, Training, and Sales

Last edited by hccumminssmoke; 08-30-2010 at 09:20 AM.
hccumminssmoke is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hunter Pace libann Eventing 1 05-23-2010 10:11 AM
hunt pace rottenweiler English Riding 6 05-16-2010 02:53 PM
Pace event M2twisted Horse Riding 6 09-12-2009 08:45 PM
Hunter Pace XxXequinegrlXxX Jumping 2 02-28-2009 09:44 AM
Hunter Pace Help? We Control The Chaos Horse Shows 0 10-01-2007 07:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome