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Re: a nickel tour of gait biomechanics

Susan G. wrote    . . .  The gist of the research spells out that within each gait, there's a preferred speed unique to each individual horse based on his conformation, size, joint integrity (ie, presence or absence of painful things like arthritis) and efficiency of the cardiovascular system. 
This sounds like the perfect rationale for the advice to "ride your own ride." 

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