Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
If they are doing a rack they are not trotting. Completely different foot fall. The trot is a 2-beat gait with the diagonals landing at the same time (and usually a bit where all fours are off the ground) and it is can be very jarring. The rack, fox trot, tolt, etc are all 4-beat gaits - which is why it is so smooth. Each foot is landing and touching the ground separately and there is always atleast one foot on the ground.
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