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Is this trotty, pacey or clear tolt or rack
Difference Between Pace, Stepping Pace, and Smooth Gait (updated 2014) from Ivy Schexnayder on Vimeo.
Ivey Schexnayder speicalizes in the training of gaited horses with a background in "trick training, natural dressage, classical dressage, endotapping, and clicker training." She created this video and graciously said that I could feature it on Blessiblog. Here she shows--in slow motion and normal speed--showing how to determine the difference between:
- pace (pacey tolt) -- Beat starting with left hind is 1 - 2 - - 3 - 4
- stepping pace (trotty tolt) -- Beat is 1 - - 2 - 3 - - 4
- clear beat gait or rack or tolt -- Beat is 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
If you are thinking of buying a gaited horse or starting to evaluate your own horse's gait to determine how to improve it, you will appreciate this video.
Ivey has more help available at her web site at: http://www.ivyshorses.com/
I wish FEIF or the USIHC would create some educational videos like this......