Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Weight Changes Gait

Elephant gaits are generally limited to different speeds of the walk; slow, medium, and faster. Their gait can be similar to a running walk or a saddle rack.

Except... if the weight is removed... such as in swimming... elephants are able to move diagonally similar to the trot of the horse.

Many gaited horses show only a trot at liberty; but when carrying a rider, the additional weight brings out an intermediate gait such as fox trot, running walk, saddle rack, rack, stepping pace, or pace.

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