Horse Trot

Horses September 23, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

The trot is a two beat diagonal gait where the horse’s legs work in paired diagonals. The pattern of this two beat diagonal gait may be as follows: right hind and left front then left hind and right front or left hind and right front then right hind and left front.

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