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Re: [RC] Trot question for the engineers - Leonard.Liesens


I think that in this case, the best for the horse is to switch to the canter : less effort, less concussion, better ratio speed/energy expenditure.

Leonard, Belgium

Dot Wiggins wrote:

> Horses have different ways of moving at the big trot. Some spread

> their hind legs to the outside and may even pass the fronts during the

> stride.

> Some stride directly in line with the front leg flight path.

>> From a "power" point, which do you feel is more efficient? Pushing

>> off

> with the hinds directly in line with forward motion, or pushing off

> from a line outside the body mass?

> Which is apt to use the "top line" muscle/bone structure with the

> least effort?

> I've watched a lot of horses, and ridden a few, with both actions and

> have some feelings about it. Just wondering what others think when

> selecting a horse for endurance..