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    09-14-2009, 01:08 PM
  #1
Foal
How to explain a gallop

Hi!

I'm from Austria, thus German.
I'm preparing for a presentation on western riding in English at the moment.
Unfortunately it's a bit too difficult for me to define the gallop best.

Would you have any suggestions for me? How to describe the gallop in english (left hand, right hand) ?

It would be a great help for me!

Thanks,

Carina
     
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    09-14-2009, 02:26 PM
  #2
Yearling
its the fastest pace.
it has 4 beats.
there is a moment when all 4 legs of the horse are off the ground.

i can't think of anything else to say at the moment but il think about it and get back to you!
good luck in your presentation
     
    09-15-2009, 12:17 AM
  #3
Trained
Flying without wings...Lol!
     
    09-15-2009, 11:20 AM
  #4
Foal
@ xLaurenOscarx

Hey, thanks for your reply. To prepare for the presentation is by far tougher than I thought

Do you think, this would be a good definition? I'm not that sure. For me it sounds a bit wrong. Could you take a short look at it? That would be really nice

"A gallop can be performed in two different ways: either on the left hand or on the right hand. Generally both vary in the position of the horse’s legs while galloping. In case of a left foreleg being the most extended, thus leading, it is usually referred to as a left gallop. The same applies to the right gallop, albeit with the right foreleg. "

Carina

     
    09-15-2009, 03:48 PM
  #5
Yearling
Yeah Add A Bit More In Though
     
    09-16-2009, 07:11 AM
  #6
Foal
Thx
Actually it's more about flying changes but I suppose my teacher doesn't know much about a gallop. That'S why
     
    09-18-2009, 03:55 AM
  #7
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carina    
"A gallop can be performed in two different ways: either on the left hand or on the right hand. Generally both vary in the position of the horse’s legs while galloping. In case of a left foreleg being the most extended, thus leading, it is usually referred to as a left gallop. The same applies to the right gallop, albeit with the right foreleg. "
You could use this same description to explain the canter/lope. You may want to include the points that Lauren made (4 beats, fastest pace, moment of suspension) to differentiate it from the canter/lope.

I never really realized that the gallop was performed on the left/right lead (and had possible flying changes). Do race horses always gallop on their left lead? You'd think they'd build off-balance muscles that way!
     
    09-18-2009, 04:19 PM
  #8
Foal
Thanks for your advice.

No, that's not the point. What I meant was that there's the left lead and the right lead. My teacher is not a riding expert.

Hm, yeah, you're right. I could change it into the lope. Maybe this would be better.
     
    09-19-2009, 03:51 AM
  #9
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Equina    
I never really realized that the gallop was performed on the left/right lead (and had possible flying changes). Do race horses always gallop on their left lead? You'd think they'd build off-balance muscles that way!
Nope, race horses usually run on the left lead during the turns and the right lead on the stretches (straight parts). If a horse stays in one lead for too long, then their muscles that they use to extend the lead leg get tired and their pace slows.
     
    09-21-2009, 03:13 PM
  #10
Banned
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Originally Posted by mom2pride    
Flying without wings...Lol!

Agreed!
     

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