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  Horse gait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horse gaits are the different ways in which a horse, either naturally or through human training, can move.
Gaits can be roughly categorized into two groups: the ordinary gaits that nearly every horse will use without special training, and several other gaits that may appear spontaneously in some individuals but which usually require special training and/or special breeding to enable the rider to obtain them by communicating with the horse.
Moderate use of this gait by an informed rider may be useful in the athletic training of the horse, but a horse that is still not sufficiently athletically developed to handle the difficult balancing act involved may try to compensate in ways detrimental to its well-being and to its training.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horse_gaits   (2571 words)

 Information about the Single-footing horse breed.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Horses were found in rare pockets of true single-footers within other gaited breeds where certain lines produced occasional single-footers rather than the appropriate gait for their breed and from wild horse herds and non-gaited breeds where a crop out still occurs.
After gait judging, the horses are required to stand quietly while the rider dismounts, ground ties the horse, opens the saddlebags, reaches in and returns to the horse and mounts.
The use of Narragansett type gaited horses (known for their speed in gait) combined with heavy use of the Spanish style gaited stock for improved lateral flexibility for ranch use, is producing a type not found in other gaited breeds.
www.singlefootinghorse.com /info.html   (1065 words)

 Horse Gaits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In this animation, the horse's left front leg is hitting the ground in front of the right, so the horse is on the left lead.
A flying lead change is when the horse is cantered in a figure 8, and changes leads in mid stride when it reaches the middle of the 8, where it changes directions.
A horse that is leading with its outside leg is said to be on the 'wrong lead', or moving with a 'false lead'.
www.funnysnaps.com /igait.html   (337 words)

 "The Essence of Gait" by Mimi Busk-Downey
Gait is determined by an inherited pattern of neural impulses.
The American Saddle Horse was a gaited breed descended from colonial horses of Spanish and Nordic bloodlines.
Every gait can be performed at a variety of speeds and with many different ways of going, but the primary definition of the gaits is based on the order and timing in which the hooves hit the ground.
www.peruvian-pasos.com /essence_of_gait.html   (4365 words)

Horse and rider must move quietly into a herd of cattle, cut one cow from the herd, drive it to the center of the arena and "hold" it away from the herd.
The heeling horse is judged on the ease with which he turns, rates to the steer, and positions the heeler to catch one or both heels.
Horses are required to jump two fences then put on the rail to walk, trot and canter both directions in the ring.
www.aqha.com /association/registration/showingglossary.html   (3993 words)

As in the trotter, the efficiency of the horse's gait is greatly enhanced by the horse being balanced on its laterals.
A horse cantering a right handed circle on the left lead, or vice versa, is said to be on the ‘wrong lead' or moving with a ‘false lead'.
The greater the efficiency of stride, the easier it is for a horse to achieve its maximum speed and the less tiring it is on the legs at a greater distance.
standardbred.org.au /gaits.htm   (728 words)

 North American Single-footing Horses - The Gaited Horse Magazine
Horses were also found in the other gaited breeds where certain lines produced occasional single-footers (rather than the appropriate gait for their breed), from wild-horse herds and from non-gaited breeds where a gaited crop out still occurs.
This is not surprising considering the original purpose for the Morgan Horse and the genetic types used in its development, such as the Narragansett Pacer and Spanish colonial horses.
The North American Single-footing Horse differs from this type in that gait is of primary importance rather than something that occurred, but was not a requirement.
www.thegaitedhorse.com /nasf.htm   (818 words)

The runningwalk is a gait that was bred into the walking horse and trained for in the late 1800's and early 1900's as the this breed became the most desired choice for traveling salesmen, plantation owners, itinerant doctors and preachers who needed to cover miles each day.
When the horse is correctly executing a flatwalk the sound is often so bold and pronounced that it's hard to believe that the horse is simply walking as each footfall hits flat with a resounding "thump".
We stress that it is the horse who must learn to carry himself in a balanced and semi-collected frame to perform a correct flatwalk, runningwalk and rocking chair canter in the relaxed and energy efficient manor that is the signature of this breed.
www.howetheywalk.com /Runwalk.htm   (1395 words)

 Aldergrove Peruvians - Horse Info Page
Horses that trotted were considered suitable only as pack animals or mounts for servants.
In addition, the Peruvian is the only horse in the world with "termino", which is a graceful, flowing movement in which the forelegs are rolled toward the outside as the horse strides forward.
The Peruvian Paso horse is descended from the Barb horse of North Africa, the Andalusian, and Spanish Jennet from Spain, and has over the centuries been created by the breeders of Peru as a totally unique and distinct breed.
www.ppowner.com /aldergrove/Info.htm   (747 words)

 About the Breed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Fox Trotting Horse is not a high stepping horse, but an extremely sure-footed one; and, because of the sliding action of the rear feet, rather than the hard step of other breeds, the rider experiences little jarring action and is quite comfortable in the saddle for long periods a time.
No special shoeing or training is required for these horses to perform their gaits and their good disposition and trainability are among their many desirable characteristics making them one of the most versatile and loved of horse breeds within the equine registries.
Their horses were depended upon for their surefootedness in this mountainous region and their ability to do whatever was needed around the homestead, ranging from plowing, hauling logs, and working cattle, while at the same time able to double as a stylish buggy horse or riding horse for the family.
www.mfthba.com /AboutTheBreed.htm   (846 words)

 Icelandic Horse Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The horse was called "the most useful servant" and literally followed man from birth to death, fetching the doctor and midwife to pulling the coffin to the cemetery.
Horses are allowed to compete in all types of shows and events at that age, although not many five-year-olds compete heavily.
This gait is very important in training, especially when preparing for the tölt, because the feet move in the same way in the tölt as in the walk.
www.imh.org /imh/bw/iceland.html   (1806 words)

 RBV Pervian Horses
Their slow and elegant gait, of "way of going", is called the "paso llano." A second gait, which is usually faster is called the "sobreandando." Mary points out that it is this extraordinary smoothness and the ability to pass this gait on from generation to generation that makes them unique.
This produces a two-beat gait that is not considered to be natural and often is observed on a lazy, tired or injured horse except in the case of the racing pace of the Standardbred.
The Peruvian Paso is a naturally gaited horse that grows to 14 to15 hands tall and weighs and average of 900 to 1,100 pounds at maturity.
home.pmt.org /~rbv/articles.html   (5656 words)

The horse can inherit the ability to trot, to pace, as well as to increase the speed of the evenly-timed four beat walk up into the intermediate speed range, which we think of as the "gait" of the gaited horse.
A horse with a weak gait modifier gene may perform a very nice little square gait if the trot and pace genes are in balance (the product of a pacey gaited horse and a Quarter Horse, for example).
Also, a horse that is "hip high" or has little length and slope to the hip has to work harder with his hind legs in the gait, resulting in stress on the hocks and stifle joints.
www.triple-s-ranch.com /breeding_philosophy.htm   (1878 words)

 The Gaited Horse - More Than Sore
Horses are often under saddle before the age of two, years before their bodies have completely formed, before vulnerable bones have fused and before young minds have developed.
Horses can pass through palpation at inspection, but still jerk their feet up in gait from the pain of inflamed tissue around the coffin bone.
Not soluble in water it is applied to a horse's legs, after the deeper burning chemicals, to form an airtight seal to keep the heat of the burning agents in the skin and tissue.
www.thegaitedhorse.com /morethansore.htm   (2076 words)

 Principles of Gait Analysis
Gait analysis (also referred to as motion analysis or biomechanics) using cameras is not a new idea.
It wasn't too long after the advent of photography that Eadweard Muybridge "freeze-framed" his first horse in the late 1880's and showed the gallop to be a four-beat gait.
In fact, depending on the angle of the camera(s) and the points of reference, the number of ways in which a horse's gait can be quantified is almost unlimited.
www.arielnet.com /Main/adw-39a.html   (511 words)

 Tolt, Smooth Gait on a Wonderful Horse
The walk, an even four-beat cadence, moving each foot independently; the trot, a two-beat gait, with front and back legs on opposite sides moving together; and the canter, a three-beat gait, are all gaits used by all U.S. horse breeds.
The flying pace must be carefully nurtured in the young horse and not be rushed until the horse has developed all of the muscles necessary for this very powerful gait.
The trot is a two-beat gait where front and hind legs on oppositesides of the horse move together.
tolt.8m.com /tolt.html   (1404 words)

 Gait Haven
Our training program is unique in that we focus on developement of the horse and rider, for show or pleasure.
The Tennessee Walker is a gentle good natured horse and comes in a variety of colors.
These gaits, all of which are very smooth is what make the Tennessee Walking Horse so famous.
www.gaithaven.com   (170 words)

 Missouri Fox Trotter Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It soon became apparent that horses able to perform the easy, broken gait called the "fox trot" were the most useful in the rocky, forest-covered hills of the Ozarks, and selective breeding of the fox trot gait began.
The distinguishing characteristic of the Missouri Fox Trotter is the fox trot gait.
The Fox Trot is basically a diagonal gait like the trot, but the horse appears to walk with its front legs and trot with his hind legs.
www.imh.org /imh/bw/fox.html   (961 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Missouri Fox Trotting Horse
The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse was developed in the rugged Ozark hills during the 19th century by settlers who needed easy riding, durable mounts that could travel long distances at a sure-footed, ground consuming gait.
It soon became apparent that horse able to perform the easy, broken gait called the Fox Trot were the most useful in the rocky, forest covered hills of the Ozarks and selective breeding for the Fox Trot gait began.
The distinguished characteristic of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse is the Fox Trot gait; the horse walks with the front feet and trots with the hind feet.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/horses/missourifoxtrotting   (675 words)

 At A Gait Magazine the All Gaited Horse Breed Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Each issue is full of articles profiling some of the best horses in the country, their owners, trainers, handlers and the people that love them.
There we feature maps and a locator function for you to find a breeder of Gaited Horses close to where you live.
At A Gait Magazine is published bimonthly and is available at most places horse magazines are sold.
www.naturalgait.com   (646 words)

 Walnut Hill Tennessee Walking Horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most Tennessee Walking Horses are born with he ability to do other gaits in addition to the running walk.
Some of these gaits are the rack, pace, and foxtrot.
Besides being great performance horses in the show ring, they are currently being shown in barrels, poles, jumping, dressage, driving and trail classes.
members.aol.com /Snow2Chief/page11.html   (459 words)

 All Rocky Mountain Horse Links. Rocky Mountain Horses for Sale, Rocky Mountain Stud Service, Rocky Mountain Information
Maine V Farm ''Your Gaited Equestrian Center'' -Maine V Farm is dedicated to the preservation of the Rocky Mountain Horse.
The PSHR is a gaited horse registry which gives equine breeders an opportunity to crossbreed gaited horses with a registry that validates and records the offspring from these matings.
The Gaited Horse -The Gaited Horse is a quarterly, all-breed, Gaited horse magazine, printed on art quality paper, featuring articles by the industry's top experts.
buyhorses.com /Links/RockyMountain.htm   (7913 words)

 The Laughing Horse Comedy Clubs - Live Stand Up Comedy Clubs around London, the UK and at the Edinburgh Fringe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Laughing Horse Comedy Clubs - Live Stand Up Comedy Clubs around London, the UK and at the Edinburgh Fringe
Laughing Horse Comedy has been bringing stand-up comedy and entertainment to venues across the UK since 1998 - at a series of friendly stand-up Comedy venues, which are always enjoyed by both comedians and audiences alike.
We also run venues and shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, organise comedy shows in the UK, France, Monaco and Spain - and we also supply acts and events for private functions, and most of our venues are available for private bookings every night of the week.
www.laughinghorse.co.uk   (120 words)

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