Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
regular dog walk :P
flatwalk - but we've just recently gotten into that one soit's not consistent. He slips in and out between a nice fast regular walk, and a flatwalk.
Rack - sometimes, mainly in tall grass or so..
foxtrot - something new to me and him, but he has started to do the foxtrot now where he had the stepping pace before, and the foxtrot he does is a more even 4 beat than the pace. (I only know it's foxtrot since someone recognized it on my description of the feeling, but it makes sense. )
flying/two beat pace - not something I do very much, barely at all, but it's there.
canter/gallop - well yeah :P Love it.
uhm.. the gaits Id like to get in him would be a flatwalk and perhaps a runwalk that's consistent. I want the fast rack and the really, really fast rack to be consistent; right now I dn't even have a cue for it, but I think it'll come soon enough. And I really hope he keeps the foxtrot rather than the stepping pace. The stepping pace is smoother, but the foxtrot (or whatever it is) feels much more balanced and good to ride.
The regular walk, the trot and the canter are consistent and easy to get. I get gait whenever I want too, but I just don't always know which gait I get :P Or rather how pacy the gait will be that day..
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.