I wasn't sure if I should hijack the rack vs. pace thread, but I have a question about my Foxtrotter mare. She isn't set in her gaits and she is my first gaited horse, so I admit I don't know how to get the best out of her, but sometimes, on the way home she will do something "funky." It's like her hindquarters get really side-to-side and pacey, but the front end is still walking really fast. It's sort of like a Foxtrot, but instead of her hind quarters going up and down, they swing side to side. Is this any sort of gait?
I tried to describe it to a friend as walking on the front end and pacing behind, but she said by definition that is not a pace, or else both front and hind end would be working in sync. So is this any sort of gait, or is my mare just really weird?
She also does a canter/pace combo (cantering on the front/pacing behind) when I ask her to canter, about 50% of the time. But the walk/pace combo is kind of new to me. She gets barn sour going home and comes up with all sorts of weird gaits when I ask her to walk, lol! It's almost like I am making her walk, but her hindquarters can't help themselves and get all swinging!
I guess my question is, is there any sort of gait with a swinging, pacey feel to the hindquarters but a walking feel to the front end??? She moves so fast, that I guess the front end could be doing a slow, low trot, but the back end is definity swinging like a pace. It almosts bounces me out of the saddle.