September 12, 2008, Newsletter Issue #293: The Hackney Movement

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These creatures never fail to excite a show ring crowd with their explosive motion, brilliant carriage and spunky manner. Their leg action at the trot is so exaggerated as to give the horse/pony an air of suspended motion, with the front foot and rear pastern often touching the upper body of the horse/pony. The gait is performed with piston-like quickness, suspending for a moment at the highest point.

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