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Foxtrot



FoxtrotThe diagonal hooves lift off from the ground, but the front sits down noticably before the hind of the same diagonal pair. The sound is an uneven 1-2---3-4 beat. The horse nods his head and neck in time with the motion of shoulders and hind legs. The hind quarters will bob up and down. It will look like a long reaching leg movement in the front and a higher quicker step in the rear. The rider feels a front to back motion in the saddle. You may feel moving up and down in the hind quarters. Some Gaited Morgans perform these gaits.

Non-Morgan video examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzDAH-OPlz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XzRzdpmOdk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHZJJJwKGd4 (Flat Walk to Fox Trot)