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amble

a slower, non-racing version of pace gait in horses.

broken amble
has many characteristics of the amble but there are four beats to the gait with each foot contacting the ground independently. Called also single-foot.
References in classic literature ?
And, arm in arm, they ambled for the nearest saloon.
Then there was poor Jacob Dodson, the half-witted boy, who ambled about cheerfully, undertaking messages and little helpful odds and ends for every one, which, however, poor Jacob managed always hopelessly to imbrangle.
The old lady kissed her hand, gave another skip, smirked and sidled down the gallery in a most extraordinary manner, and ambled gracefully into her own bed-chamber.
Bishop, who had ambled back to earth again when the present theme was broached, acquiesced.