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    08-05-2009, 11:43 AM
Green Broke
To me it looks like a fast walk, because when the horse slows down, it is just walking. And with the trot, all 4 feet are off the ground at once at one point, and that horse has at least one foot on the ground at all times....
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    08-05-2009, 07:22 PM
Originally Posted by Jillyann    
To me it looks like a fast walk, because when the horse slows down, it is just walking. And with the trot, all 4 feet are off the ground at once at one point, and that horse has at least one foot on the ground at all times....
It's a non-pure/broken trot. If you look at the legs, they move almost in pairs diagonally. When gaiting, they should move less in pairs and laterally. Looks like a lazy and broken trot.
    08-05-2009, 08:57 PM
Oh you'll are right. I looked more closely and it's not a pace. I've never heard of a broken trot before. Cool
    08-05-2009, 10:44 PM

I did some more research on what you guys are calling a "broken trot" and I realized what you are talking about here is what I found the link to the site is included. Its ALSO known as a foxtrot like I had previously asked but this is a win win situation lol you guys are right and so am I (and don't have to worry about it being an actual TROT lol)

Encyclopedia > Fox trot
This article is about a horse's gait. See Foxtrot (disambiguation) for other meanings. Binomial name Equus caballus The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... A gait can refer to: a particular way or manner of moving on foot: walking and running are the two basic human gaits; see also gait analysis and Gait (human). ... Foxtrot refers to: Foxtrot, a dance and music. ...
Fox trot or foxtrot is a gait of a horse. It may be described as broken diagonal gait (broken trot). In this gait, a front hoof hits the ground a split second earlier than the opposite rear hoof, then a pause, then the same for the other diagonal pair of hoofs. This produces a distinctive sound, sometimes memorized by the phrase "a chunk ... of meat". This kind of gait is less joggy compared to the square trot.
    08-06-2009, 12:40 PM
Then whoever said Crow was foxtrottingweas wrong :P or. Well, me might very well be foxtrotting too, what do I know. XD
I thought a foxtrot was more even 4 beat than that, but I wouldn't know :)
    08-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Super Moderator
It's a running walk. He started off wanting to break into a faster gait and slowed himself down. I couldnt decide if he was a little gimpy but I think that's from the gravel or uneven ground. Probably his first speed after walk, they can usually go 2 or 3 speeds even w/out the "proper" training.
    08-08-2009, 04:25 PM
The beginning looked sort of Paso, to me...
    08-08-2009, 04:41 PM
Looks like a regular TWH trot
    08-09-2009, 01:40 PM
Green Broke
^ TWHs do NOT trot. On preference.
    08-09-2009, 05:09 PM
Super Moderator
I have 2 TWH's... it's a running walk. I don't knwo what ya'all call it, but that's what I call it....

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