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Video: Tennessee Walking Horse Flat Foot Walk

Watch a demonstration of the gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

June 2011 Extra

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Watch as trainer Anita Howe explains the Tennessee Walking Horse's flat foot walk.

 

 

The flat-foot walk is an "I've got somewhere to be" kind of walk-with-purpose. The flat foot walk, also known as a the flat walk, averages from 3 to 5 mph in the correctly gaited horse, with prominent head nod. The gait is executed with a 2 foot, 3 foot, 2 foot, 3 foot support, and should never exhibit a single foot support phase because of the rolling, non-suspended weight transfer. Each hoof of the horse should LIFT and PLACE with even timing.

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Marion    Sussex, NJ

12/4/2014 6:46:10 AM

That head bob would drive me nuts! Sorry!

Fancy Walk N That Way    Lexington, NC

1/13/2014 9:08:29 AM

Well now I understand the purpose of the head shake!!!

Sara    McHenry, IL

9/29/2012 10:58:21 AM

LOSE the twist and shout music in the background on this video - it's OBNOXIOUS - didn't finish watching the video as I couldn't hear the narrator clearly over the lousy background "music".

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