Gait

Walk your horse up, view from the front, the side and behind

The Questions


1. Look at each leg individually. Does the stride length have equal distance of movement in front of the vertical and behind?

​2. Do the legs move straight? (Or do they go into the centre as they lift and then come back out to the side as they land?)

​3. Does the barrel swing to both sides equally? (best viewed when walking away)

4. Can you see equal movement in the pelvis?

5. Are the hooves being placed down or do they ‘drop’ down?

The Scoring


For each 'NO' answer score 2 points.

If your score is 0:

If your score is 1-3:

If your score is 4-6:

If your score is 7-10:

Resources for this Health Check

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