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.

When we surprise the horse, When they approach but are not sure, they prepare.  They prepare to continue to approach but flee at the same time.  Because they approach they face us.  Because they are ready to flee, they balance up, ready to spring aside.  Within these two competitive drives, between these two dynamic