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Walk - 4 beats, the horse lifts one leg off the ground at a time.

Trot - 2 beats, the horse lifts two legs at a time. These are called 'diagonal pairs'. The opposite legs move together e.g. Left front and right hind, then right front and left hind.

Canter - 3 beats. The horse moves the legs together, but they have a leading leg If they are on the correct canter lead then the inside front leg wil stretch out further than the outside front leg.

Gallop - I will number the legs for this. Front left ~ 1, Front right ~ 2, Hind left ~ 3, Hind right ~ 4.

1, 2, 3, 4, all off ground at once. 1, 2, 3, 4, all off ground at once.

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Well for the walk a horse will step out left hind, left front, right hind , right front.

Trotting is a two beat gait. Left front and right hind move forward then left front and right hind move forward.

Cantering is a three beat gait. left front, right hind move forward, then left hind moves forward, then right front moves forward.

The gallop is a four beat gait just like the walk but at a much faster speed.

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