Sunday, November 16, 2008

Not All Gaits Are Tolt

Tolt is a fairly speedy gait. It has to be fast to have one foot / two foot support. That's part of what makes it a tolt.

A slower gait, most likely, is not a tolt. It may be a saddle rack, a stepping pace, a fox trot, or a running walk.

If your horse is trotty and does a slow gait, it may be fox trot.

If your horse is pacey and does a slow gait, it may be stepping pace.

If the rider interferes with the horse, the horse may not be able to do his natural gait.

Not all gaits are tolt, or variations thereof; definitely speed (and lack thereof) will help you determine that it may be a gait other than tolt.

More about: Gaits and Tolt

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