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Single Footing Horses
Single Footing Horses
Single Footing is a term used in the past to describe the footfall
of a horse’s hooves, it is also known as racking or the largo.
The ideal gait is a near evenly timed 4 beat medium gait which gives a
remarkably smooth and consistent ride. From a trail speed of 7 to 9
mile per hour, to a ground eating road speed of 12 to 15 miles per
hour, to the racing single-foot of over 20 miles per hour, the Single
Footing Horse will be traveling with one foot on the ground at a time,
hence the name “Single Footing.” The Single Footing Horse
comes in all shapes, colors and sizes. What is most important is how
thosefourfeet hit the ground.
The Single Footing Horse comes from a strong background of horses bred to work and trail ride. It is developed, owned, bred ,and judged by trail riders for the qualities of pleasure trail, competition trail and the working trail. While most Single Footing Horse are bred primarily for trail riding, many owners enjoy showing their horses. The Single Footing Horse can be found in flat shod Trail Racking, Country Racking and Speed Racking classes at shows around the country. Other qualities are also considered important such as endurance, a tractable, willing temperament, common sense, the working conformation to hold up to years of service, smoothness at all speeds, and a good range in gait. Trail riders also found they needed a horse with some lift in front to clear uneven ground without stumbling. This lift comes natural to this gait since the Single Footing Horse must get the front end out of the way of the driving rear end at speed.
If you are in the market for a great riding horse, you should search for Single Footing Horses for sale. You can find Single Footing Horses for sale from a horse breeder, local horse owners, or even on the internet. If you find Single Footing Horses for sale, be sure to look at all of your options and prices to compare. The ages, abilities, dispositions, and other desired attributes will vary a great deal on the Single Footing Horses for sale that you find. Also, the prices of the Single Footing Horses for sale that you find will vary quite a bit as well.
When you do find the Single Footing Horse for sale that you must have, be sure to get to know him or her a bit before taking him or her to its new home. Once you have found the S Single Footing for sale that will be your new horse, make sure that you have all of the horse accessories and supplies you will need. If you are a first time horse owner, you will have a great deal of horse supplies to obtain. If you own other horses, your new Single Footing Horse won't require many additional supplies.
Finding Single Footing Horses for sale is not a difficult task Finding the Single Footing Horse for sale that is right for you is a bit more challenging. However, if you are a horse lover, and take the time to get to know the Single Footing Horses for sale that you meet, you will soon be spending time with your very own Single Footing Horse!