The Study of Healthy Movement of the Horse | The Delicate Intricacies of The Walk

The walk is the most complicated of all the gaits having both a diagonal and a lateral component. It is what we often refer to as a gait of healing.  Because of the intricacies of the walk, it can be the one that is most difficult to have a full and complete understanding of.  But it is the one that is perhaps most important to understand so that we can fully utilize it as a gait of health.

"In the walk all four legs move separately. Beginning with the hind leg, save the near Hind , the sequence is; near-hind, near-fore, off-hind, off-fore. In the walk the horse has never less than two legs in support at the same time; there never occurs any moment of suspension.