This article is about a horse's gait. See Foxtrot (disambiguation) for other meanings. Binomial name Equus caballus The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... A gait can refer to: a particular way or manner of moving on foot: walking and running are the two basic human gaits; see also gait analysis and Gait (human). ... Foxtrot refers to: Foxtrot, a dance and music. ...
Fox trot or foxtrot is a gait of a horse. It may be described as broken diagonal gait (broken trot). In this gait, a front hoof hits the ground a split second earlier than the opposite rear hoof, then a pause, then the same for the other diagonal pair of hoofs. This produces a distinctive sound, sometimes memorized by the phrase "a chunk ... of meat". This kind of gait is less joggy compared to the square trot. Horse gaits are the different methods by which a horse, either naturally or through human training, moves itself. ... Binomial name Equus caballus The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... The trot is a gait of the horse where the diagonal pairs of legs move forwards at the same time. ... The trot is a gait of the horse where the diagonal pairs of legs move forwards at the same time, a diagonal gait. ... The trot is a gait of the horse where the diagonal pairs of legs move forwards at the same time. ...
The Missouri FoxTrottingHorse was developed in the rugged Ozark hills during the 19th century by settlers who needed easy riding, durable mounts that could travel long distances at a sure-footed, ground consuming gait.
The distinguished characteristic of the Missouri FoxTrottingHorse is the FoxTrotgait; the horse walks with the front feet and trots with the hind feet.
Missouri ranks number two in the nation in cow-calf operations and Missouri FoxTrottingHorses are historically tied to the grazing cattle industry of the Ozarks.
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