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RE: [RC] [RC] Trot vs Canter - Chastain, Shannon L.

My horse has finally found this wonderful trot. It is fast 12 to 16 mph and it is very smooth to ride. So are you all saying I should not let him do it for a very long period once he is in condition to actually travel at that pace. My riding buddy says he looks like he is floating on air and it looks effortless for him. Maybe this is a floating trot instead of the extended trot?

From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: Angie Fura
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Subject: RE: [RC] [RC] Trot vs Canter

While endurance horses do indeed sometimes get into the extension and suspension, the difference between most endurance horses and the video you supplied is that ability to round (which does increase the ability to suspend).  That's what most endurance horses lack at the extended trot.  Nonetheless, when a horse is traveling 15-18 mph at the trot (which a few can!), there is considerable extension and suspension....  So, while they may not execute the gait "correctly" I'd still call it an extended trot....

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Subject: [RC] Trot vs Canter
From: Angie Fura <tracetribute@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, July 14, 2008 1:37 pm
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I define an extended trot as one with lots of suspension - see link for a video but note that the horse doesn't get into the extension until after the first few seconds. 
I've never seen an endurance horse doing one.  What I see our horses doing is the working trot.   
Angie Fura

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RE: [RC] [RC] Trot vs Canter, heidi