There are four recognised gaits of the horse: the walk, trot, canter and gallop. These are explained in word form, with photos and diagrams. Students are encouraged to consider the footfalls of each gait and recognise differences between each.
Page 1: The walk explained
Page 2: The trot explained
Page 3: The canter explained plus questions
Page 4: The gallop explained plus a question
Page 5: Flipbook activity to cut out and see the horse moving at the walk
Page 6: Teacher instructions; teacher answers
Skills encouraged in this activity: understanding the main gaits of the horse, acknowledging beats of the gait, definition of a stride, moment of suspension and footfall order of each gait.
Created by Christine Meunier.