Horse Natural Gaits

Horses September 08, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

There are five natural gaits of horses. These natural gaits include the walk, trot, canter/lope, gallop and back. Many breeds perform these gaits. They include stock horse breeds like the Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, Appaloosa, etc. and hunter or english type horses such as the Thoroughbred, Arabian, Saddlebred, Morgan, etc.

Watch the following video to learn more about the natural gaits of the horse.

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