Horse Back

Horses October 09, 2006 Print Friendly and PDF

When a horse backs naturally without interference from the rider they perform a two beat diagonal gait. The back has a similar hoof pattern to that of the trot, only backwards. The footfall pattern of the back might be the right front moves with the left hind and the left front moves with the right hind.


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Horse Gaits

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.