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        08-05-2009, 10:43 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, 06:22 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, 07:57 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, 09:44 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, 11:40 AM
    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, 11:46 AM
    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, 03:25 PM
    The beginning looked sort of Paso, to me...
        08-08-2009, 03:41 PM
    Looks like a regular TWH trot
        08-09-2009, 12:40 PM
    Green Broke
    ^ TWHs do NOT trot. On preference.
        08-09-2009, 04:09 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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