From Easy-Gaited Horses by Lee Ziegler, in regard to the gait of stepping pace:
"It is a broken lateral gait in which the hooves on one side of the horse lift from the ground close in time and set down close in time, but not at exactly the same moment, as they do in the true pace. The hind hoof sets down noticeably before the front on the same side."
The following image is part of her Gait Description Chart (click on the image to see a larger version).
The image below, from Lee's book, shows drawings of the three-foot support, and the separate lift-off of the laterals.
Link to Lee Ziegler's book: Easy-Gaited Horses
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