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canter

a gallop at an easy pace. The rhythm is three-time, first one hind, then the opposite hind with the diagonal fore, then the opposite fore, the leading limb.

collected canter
the same action as a canter or gallop but at a very slow pace usually with the head carried high, with almost exaggerated movements but little forward progress, ideal for the showring.
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Michael Bell said: "It's a real boon having this and as well as freeing up the canter it's safer for horses than some of the other walking grounds at this time of year, many of which are frozen.
CANTER Levin and Berg launched a new series of free employment seminars delivered by the firm's new head of department, Will Burrows, and solicitor John Booth.
For Rodney Canter, as for most accountants, the week leading up to each year's tax deadline is his long day's journey into night.
The Canters are not much bigger in terms of physical size and are therefore every bit as manoeuvrable.
The opening has only symbolic meaning nowadays since two all-weather canters were installed at the end of the last century.
For Alan Canter, whose father and seven uncles left New Jersey in 1931 to found the original Canter's Deli in Boyle Heights, it was a testament to homemade bread, handmade pickles and an estimated 24 million bowls of ladled chicken soup.
Although nearly all the yards on Hamilton Road are in use, some trainers make a two-mile hike across town with their strings just to use Warren Hill, instead of the less demanding canters on racecourse side, such as Hamilton Hill Polytrack.
THE traditional countdown to the start of the Flat season begins in Newmarket today when the grass canter on Warren Hill is scheduled to reopen, writes David Milnes.
The Oaks winner did not canter yesterday but trainer William Haggas said everything was fine with the filly and she would take her chance in the race alongside fellow British challenger Snow Fairy.
Nick Patton, training grounds manager for Jockey Club Estates, said: "We hope to have the grass canter on Warren Hill open on Tuesday and many of the trainers have said they can't wait to get on it.
Jockey Club Estates managing director William Gittus said: "As part of a health and safety review carried out over our entire business, it is considered by Jockey Club Estates and the vast majority of trainers that exercising horses in the dark on gallops and canters is dangerous.
SIR MARK PRESCOTT is to donate some greenery to border the newly refurbished 'Town' canter in Newmarket, which will reopen at the end of next week after a pounds 250,000 transformation.