What....is this horse doing?

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        04-01-2013, 12:49 AM
    What....is this horse doing?


    I wanted to watch some TWH flat walk videos ( lol I'm homesick, away for 2 weeks ) and came across this video. I had to watch it 3 times until I figured out what seemed so off in the first 1/2 of it. This horse's canter (??? If that' what they were attempting) is different....both right and left legs moving together. I've heard of a lateral canter, but I don't know what it is exactly. Could anyone enlighten me? Lol
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        04-01-2013, 12:58 AM
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    That canter was a bit flat, but actually, I thought it was a good canter for a gaiter horse. They tend not to have any suspension in the last beat of the canter. There was nothing wrong with that horse. Both horse and rider looked really nice.
        04-01-2013, 01:19 AM
    Thanks tinyliny it was just different from anything I've ever seen. I did like his other gaits, this one was just odd looking to me....or maybe it's just too late to be watching vids on my iPhone lol.

    It didn't quite seem as smooth as other walkers I've seen (mine doesn't canter yet)
        04-01-2013, 04:27 PM
    Its just learning, lol! Gaited horses find it had to canter. Tinyliny is right, its lacking suspension, that's all.
        04-01-2013, 04:33 PM
    Just gotta say, LOVE everything about the rider. I aspire to ride like that, though my attempt is laughable, lol!
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        04-01-2013, 05:01 PM
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    Yeah. She rides well, doesn't she?
        04-01-2013, 05:06 PM
    My horse has a canter, but he does this funky gait. It feels very weird. I call it his canter/trot. Front canters and the back end trots. It is usually the result of him going faster than I want him to go. My horse is a spotted saddle horse that doesn't naturally gait. I think someone in his past taught him to gait but it isn't natural.

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